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Nov 30, 2022   |  By Edoardo Barbieri
Enterprises are looking to capitalise on the new wave of small form-factor computing and navigate the shift to the edge. Device manufacturers across the world are racing to build embedded, connected devices that will deliver on the promise of the fourth industrial revolution. Many of them are looking to explore data-driven value-chain optimisations, predictive maintenance and or new digital customer experiences.
Nov 24, 2022   |  By Andreea Munteanu
AI/ML is reinventing the reality of many industries, including retail. From brick-and-mortar stores to online marketplaces, retail companies are all increasing their investments in artificial intelligence, in order to gain a competitive advantage, better understand their customers and solve some of their long-lasting problems.
Nov 22, 2022   |  By Massimiliano Gori
So you have just installed the latest antivirus and turned on your shiny new firewall. Now your organisation is fully secure, right? The reality is that all the security products in the world will never be able to fully protect your data centre or your business from security threats. Because of the asymmetry between attackers and enterprises, cybersecurity is a problem that can never be solved and is never going away.
Nov 21, 2022   |  By Kris Sharma
The pandemic has accelerated the trend toward remote working environments but it also pushed governance and security issues to the top of the priority list for IT departments within financial institutions. Employees, and developers in particular, need the technological agility to work remotely given the hybrid workplace model being adopted by the majority of organisations.
Nov 16, 2022   |  By robgibbon
Designing a production service environment around Apache Kafka that delivers low latency and zero-data loss at scale is non-trivial. Indeed, it’s the holy grail of messaging systems. In this blog post, I’ll outline some of the fundamental service design considerations that you’ll need to take into account in order to get your service architecture to measure up. Let’s start with the basics.
Nov 15, 2022   |  By Canonical
15 November 2022: Canonical announced today the availability of new enterprise-grade Ubuntu images designed for next-gen Intel IoT platforms. Purpose-built for industrial environments and use cases, the latest Ubuntu images on Intel hardware deliver the performance, safety, and end-to-end security enterprises expect from the most widely used Operating System (OS) among professional developers with latest Intel technologies pre-enabled and available.
Nov 14, 2022   |  By Kris Sharma
The use of cloud computing by financial institutions has significantly increased in the last few years, a trend that was further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the next few years, financial institutions will need to continuously balance the pressure to innovate quickly while managing risk and combating financial crime.
Nov 10, 2022   |  By Wajeeha Hamid
RAN has incrementally evolved with every generation of mobile telecommunications, thus enabling faster data transfers between user devices and core networks. The amount of data has increased more than ever with an increase in the number of interlinked devices. With existing network architectures, challenges lie in handling increasing workloads with the ability to process, analyse and transfer data faster. The 5G ecosystem requires virtual implementations of RAN.
Nov 9, 2022   |  By Canonical
So, you’ve decided to use Azure as your primary cloud platform and want to calculate your infrastructure costs. You estimate them based on listed prices, and rest assured that your startup/project will meet its budget. And then, suddenly, at the end of the month, you receive an invoice from Azure for an amount two times higher than you originally expected.
Nov 8, 2022   |  By Andreea Munteanu
Looking at the report that Gartner did in 2022 regarding top technology trends, AI engineering represents an important pillar in the near future. It is composed of three core technologies: DataOps, MLOps and DevOps.The discipline’s main purpose is to develop AI models that can quickly and continuously provide business value. For instance, models that enable cross-functional collaboration, automation, data analysis, and machine learning.
Oct 13, 2022   |  By Canonical
We're pleased to announce that Ubuntu Pro, the expanded security maintenance and compliance subscription, is now offered in public beta for data centres and workstations. In this video, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth highlights the company's community commitment and mission to make open source more easily consumable by everyone.
Oct 7, 2022   |  By Canonical
Many clients have specific requirements for running their EKS Kubernetes clusters with Ubuntu: OS alignment across platforms, sysadmin knowledge or specific kernel features such Real Time Kernel or FIPS mode. If your workloads need to run on FIPS mode for compliance, you will not only need to create your containers on FIPS mode (in other words, with FIPS certified crypto libraries) but also, since containers share kernel with host/worker nodes, you need to have also the worker node's kernel running on FIPS mode.
Oct 5, 2022   |  By Canonical
We're pleased to announce that Ubuntu Pro, the expanded security maintenance and compliance subscription, is now offered in public beta for data centres and workstations. In this video, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth highlights the company's community commitment and mission to make open source more easily consumable by everyone.
Sep 30, 2022   |  By Canonical
In this video, Canonical's Public Cloud Alliance Director Hugo Huang shares how to create Virtual Machines using Google Cloud Pro, and how to approach confidential computing with Ubuntu and Google cloud.
Sep 21, 2022   |  By Canonical
Systemd support has arrived in WSL - unlocking a huge number of quality of life features for managing processes and services. This is particularly useful for web developers who want to set up and develop service applications inside WSL before deploying them to the cloud. In this video, Canonical Product Manager Oliver Smith shares how you can leverage this, and easily install a complete Ubuntu terminal environment in minutes on Windows with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
Sep 9, 2022   |  By Canonical
Kubeflow 1.6 is finally here! 🎉🎉🎉 The open source MLOps platform of choice keeps evolving year over year, growing in popularity and available features. Learn about the technical aspects of the new release and listen to a deep dive into the new features with the engineering team of Charmed Kubeflow. We will be talking about pipelines, Katib and the news about the scheduler.
Sep 1, 2022   |  By Canonical
How are FIPS Certified and FIPS Compliant implementations different? What makes the most sense for your organisation? The answer may surprise you. As consumers, we are prone to accept something that’s certified as best-in-class. When it comes to FIPS, which offering provides the best security posture? Watch this short video to learn about the difference. Subscribe to our Channel for more content. And follow our other social accounts.
Aug 25, 2022   |  By Canonical
Kernel Livepatch is a feature of Ubuntu Pro that reduces downtime while keeping your Ubuntu systems secure and compliant. Watch the video for a brief introduction to Livepatch and a technical demonstration of how it works on an Ubuntu Pro instance on Microsoft Azure.
Aug 19, 2022   |  By Canonical
Kubeflow 1.6 is almost here! 🎉🎉🎉 The open source MLOps platform of choice keeps evolving year over year, growing in popularity and available features. Get the latest news about the changes that it came with from two of the engineers who were part of the upstream release team. We will be talking about pipelines, Katib and the news about the scheduler.
Apr 1, 2020   |  By Canonical
From the smallest startups to the largest enterprises alike, organisations are using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to make the best, fastest, most informed decisions to overcome their biggest business challenges. But with AI/ML complexity spanning infrastructure, operations, resources, modelling and compliance and security, while constantly innovating, many organizations are left unsure how to capture their data and get started on delivering AI technologies and methodologies.
Apr 1, 2020   |  By Canonical
Traditional development methods do not scale into the IoT sphere. Strong inter-dependencies and blurred boundaries among components in the edge device stack result in fragmentation, slow updates, security issues, increased cost, and reduced reliability of platforms. This reality places a major strain on IoT players who need to contend with varying cycles and priorities in the development stack, limiting their flexibility to innovate and introduce changes into their products, both on the hardware and software sides.
Mar 1, 2020   |  By Canonical
Private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, multi-cloud... the variety of locations, platforms and physical substrate you can start a cloud instance on is vast. Yet once you have selected an operating system which best supports your application stack, you should be able to use that operating system as an abstraction layer between different clouds.
Mar 1, 2020   |  By Canonical
Container technology has brought about a step-change in virtualisation technology. Organisations implementing containers see considerable opportunities to improve agility, efficiency, speed, and manageability within their IT environments. Containers promise to improve datacenter efficiency and performance without having to make additional investments in hardware or infrastructure. Traditional hypervisors provide the most common form of virtualisation, and virtual machines running on such hypervisors are pervasive in nearly every datacenter.
Feb 1, 2020   |  By Canonical
Big Software, IoT and Big Data are changing how organisations are architecting, deploying, and managing their infrastructure. Traditional models are being challenged and replaced by software solutions that are deployed across many environments and many servers. However, no matter what infrastructure you have, there are bare metal servers under it, somewhere.

We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely and more cost effectively than any other company.

We develop Ubuntu, the world’s most popular enterprise Linux from cloud to edge, together with a passionate global community of 200,000 contributors. Ubuntu means 'humanity to others'​. We chose it because it embodies the generosity at the heart of open source, the new normal for platforms and innovation.

Together with a community of 200,000, we publish an operating system that runs from the tiny connected devices up to the world's biggest mainframes, the platform that everybody uses on the public cloud, and the workstation experience of the world's most productive developers.

Products:

  • Ubuntu: The new standard secure enterprise Linux for servers, desktops, cloud, developers and things.
  • Landscape: Updates, package management, repositories, security, and regulatory compliance for Ubuntu.
  • MAAS: Dynamic server provisioning and IPAM gives you on-demand bare metal, a physical cloud.
  • LXD: The pure-container hypervisor. Run legacy apps in secure containers for speed and density.
  • Juju: Model-driven cloud-native apps on public and private infrastructure and CAAS.
  • Snapcraft: The app store with secure packages and ultra-reliable updates for multiple Linux distros.

Drive down infrastructure cost, accelerate your applications.