Ubuntu Cloud Server

13.04 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.0/5 2
A special Ubuntu Linux flavor tailored for cloud computing and server installations

editor's review




Welcome to the Raring Ringtail edition of Ubuntu Cloud Server, a special edition of the Ubuntu Linux operating system that allows system administrators and advanced users with special needs to deploy the Ubuntu Linux operating system in the cloud with minimum effort and without paying for commercial products.

Great a availability

Ubuntu Cloud Server 13.04 was officially announced by Canonical on April 25, 2013 along with many other Ubuntu flavors, and supported with security updates and bug fixes until January 27, 2014. Supported architectures include 64-bit (amd64), 32-bit (i386) and ARMHF (ARM Hard Float).

The project can be downloaded as cloud images for the Amazon EC2 cloud platform, QCOW2 disk images for the KVM and QEMU virtualization technologies, OVF appliances for VirtualBox or VMWare virtualization software, a barebone root filesystem, as well as ready-to-use AMIs (Amazon Machine Images).

Getting started with Ubuntu Cloud Server

Whether you want to build your own personal cloud server or you want to deploy Ubuntu a public cloud like Amazon EC2, HP Cloud, IBM Cloud, Joyent or Windows Azure, the Ubuntu Cloud Server is here to help you do exactly that, and it a shortest time as possible.

It is powered by the latest Ubuntu OpenStack technology and uses state-of-the-art cloud computing utilities, such as Juju service orchestration tool, MAAS (Metal as a Service) and Landscape. Detailed installation instructions are provided by Canonical at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuCloudInfrastructure or on the project’s homepage.

Bottom line

Summing up, Ubuntu Cloud Server 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) was yet another great release of this unique project developed and publish by Canonical for those of you who want to deploy Ubuntu in the cloud without too much hassle. Keep in mind though, that this version is no longer supported and has been archived for historical purposes only.

Ubuntu Cloud Server was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 2nd, 2014
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