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LXD the system #container manager from @canonical and shipped with #ubuntu #devops #container #webdev

LXD the system #container manager from @canonical and shipped with #ubuntu #devops #container #webdev

LXD, the system container manager, developed by Canonical and shipped by default with Ubuntu, makes it possible to create many containers of various Linux distributions and manage them in a way similar to virtual machines (VMs) but with lower overhead costs associated with them.

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HP Moonshot and Ubuntu

HP Moonshot and Canonical Ubuntu – “The world’s first software defined server

“If the public cloud were a country, it would rank fifth in electricity consumption.”

Canonical Ubuntu MAAS

Metal as a Service


MAAS from Canonical & Ubuntu brings the language of the cloud to physical servers. It makes it easy to set up the hardware on which to deploy any service that needs to scale up and down dynamically; a cloud being just one example.

It lets you provision your servers dynamically, just like cloud instances – only in this case, they’re whole physical nodes. “Add another node to the Hadoop cluster, and make sure it has at least 16GB RAM” is as easy as asking for it.

With a simple web interface, you can add, commission, update and recycle your servers at will. As your needs change, you can respond rapidly, by adding new nodes and dynamically re-deploying them between services. When the time comes, nodes can be retired for use outside the MAAS.