You may have seen the official announcements of Ubuntu 13.04 this week, or our coverage of it, but the analysis of this new version of the popular Linux distribution just keeps on coming. One of the most important things of all to realize is that the Ubuntu Server 13.04 release that became available this week includes capabilities based on the "Grizzly" release of the populuar OpenStack cloud computing platform, and deepens Ubuntu's relationship with OpenStack.
The Grizzly release of OpenStack includes a lot of new functionality designed to make tasks such as image management, object storage and identity management easier. Mark Shuttleworth has been very vocal about close integration between this OpenStack release and Ubuntu Server 13.04, and he spoke about it at OpenStack Summit. Canonical is also focused on intergating Ubuntu Server with the next release of OpenStack, "Havana," which is slated for October.