Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud
Welcome to the Lucid Lynx edition of Ubuntu Enterprise Server, an open source and freely distributed software project whose sole purpose is to allow system administrators or advanced users with special requirements to deploy the Ubuntu Linux operating system in the cloud, supporting Amazon EC2 or a custom cloud server based on Ubuntu Server.
Features at a glance
Key features include support for a wide range of cloud development services, support for SOAP with WS-security, support for the KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) hypervisor, support for resilient IP assignment, as well as full compatibility with Amazon EC2 and various cloud management utilities.
Additionally, it features basic cloud administration utilities that allow the user to easily manage the cloud system and configuration, as well as all the necessary tools for merging multiple clusters into a single cloud system.
Availability and supported architectures
Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 10.04 was officially announced by Canonical on February 16, 2012 and supported with software updates and security patches until May 9, 2013. It is available for download as cloud images in the IMG format, archived as tar.gz files for the 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) instruction set architectures.
Getting started with UEC
Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) has been designed from the ground up as a component to the Ubuntu Server operating system, allowing the user to use those ISO image to install a fresh copy of it or the aforementioned archived IMG files to deploy it on an existing cloud server. You can always find detailed installation instruction at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEC?action=show&redirect=Eucalyptus.
Overall, the second release of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud proves that users are very interested in this project, as Canonical provided them with Amazon EC2 published AMIs (Amazon Machine Images) that can be launched with a click of a mouse. Keep in mind though, that this version is no longer maintained and has been archived for historical purposes only.