Good news to Ubuntu fanatics and users, the new release Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) has been released yesterday (April 17, 2014) as mentioned in the official Canonical press release.
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About the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
– Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is the platform for scale; delivers any workload on any substrate.
– Telcos and cloud service providers trust Ubuntu for OpenStack and public cloud.
– 14.04 Long Term Support release is Ubuntu’s third LTS cloud release
Here’s the official statement came from the founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth:
“Ubuntu is the primary platform for cloud – public, private or hybrid. In this release, our third LTS with deep roots in cloud, we raise the bar for efficiency and orchestration at scale. That’s why businesses are adopting Ubuntu as they move to the cloud computing era,”.
INSIGHTS ON UBUNTU 14.04 LTS:
– Ubuntu 14.04 LTS runs on all major public cloud services, creating a common platform that enables ISVs, SAAS providers and end users the freedom to choose the cloud provider that best meets their needs by service level, regulatory compliance or jurisdiction. Canonical works with service providers including AWS, Azure, HP Cloud, Joyent, and IBM SoftLayer and SmartCloud to optimise Ubuntu and ensure a consistent, quality cloud experience. Choosing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on those platforms enables users to deploy cloud applications securely, knowing they will be supported with patches and updates for many years.
– Ubuntu is the most interoperable OpenStack platform, with an OpenStack Interop Lab (OIL) that covers partners such as Cisco, Brocade, Dell, EMC, Emulex, Fusion-io, Mellanox Technologies, Open Compute, HP, IBM, Inktank/Ceph, Intel, Juniper, LSi, SeaMicro and VMware. The Lab runs over 3,000 OpenStack tests each week, using different combinations of Ubuntu, OpenStack and third party technologies, to provide customer assurance of interoperability and performance with their preferred solutions in private OpenStack environments.
– Ubuntu 14.04 LTS includes new versions of Juju and MAAS to design, deploy and scale services faster than any other platform available today, on cloud or bare metal. Juju meets the DevOps imperative for agility, continuous deployment and integration, and MAAS provides scalable bare-metal deployment. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS also integrates the latest container technologies from Docker and LXC, OpenVSwitch for networking, and Ceph for storage.
– Ubuntu 14.04 LTS introduces support for IBM Power Systems and POWER, the open architecture from IBM, which is at the centre of the OpenPOWER Consortium, a cross-industry initiative to bring POWER to large scale environments such as cloud and analytics.
– Ubuntu is the first commercial enterprise platform for hyperscale ARM64 computing, targeting a range of enterprise and vertical market applications from hosting to telecommunications, with products due in 2014 from a range of global OEMs.
– Ubuntu is now the enterprise platform supported on the widest range of modern architectures – IBM POWER, ARM64, x86, and x64. With commercial support available direct from Canonical, Ubuntu is the most reliable, flexible and feature-rich platform for modern enterprise deployments.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: the cloud platform of choice – Ubuntu Insights Official Site
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