Canonical has announced that it has released the Cloud Archive for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server, an online repository where users will be able to download the latest version of OpenStack, in order to use it with the latest Ubuntu LTS operating system.
This decision by Canonical will mark an important step to OpenStack users who can now access the latest Beta version and updates for a platform that is certified.
“With OpenStack we are now building, integrating, testing and publishing all the OpenStack milestones and stable releases on 12.04 LTS."
"This is a departure from our previous policy but the process for updates getting into the Ubuntu Cloud Archive has been designed to closely align with the processes that the normal Ubuntu Archive would have for Stable Release Updates,” Mark Baker from Canonical said.
Thus customers will be able to test milestone versions of OpenStack, reporting bugs and improving the end products for everyone.
If you are interested in testing OpenStack, you should check out the instructions from Canonical on how to get access to the Ubuntu Cloud archive.