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Jan 18, 2022   |  By Canonical
January 17th: London, UK – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the world’s most popular operating system across private and public clouds, now offers the Ubuntu Security Guide tooling for compliance with the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The new automated tooling builds on Canonical’s track record of designing Ubuntu for high security and regulated workloads, powering U.S. government agencies, prime contractors, and service providers.
Jan 18, 2022   |  By Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
The CIS benchmark has hundreds of configuration recommendations, so hardening and auditing a Linux system manually can be very tedious. Every administrator of systems that need to comply with that benchmark would wish that this process is easily usable and automatable. Why is that? Manual configuration of such a large number of rules leads to mistakes – mistakes that cause not only functional problems, but may also cause security breaches.
Jan 17, 2022   |  By Kris Sharma
Adopting a container-first approach represents an unrivalled opportunity for financial institutions to increase system efficiency and resource utilisation, improve security, introduce automation, and accelerate innovation. Containers offer a logical packaging tool in which applications can be decoupled from the underlying infrastructure on which they run.
Jan 10, 2022   |  By Kris Sharma
The global health crisis has accelerated the digital transformation within the financial services industry.
Jan 6, 2022   |  By Tytus Kurek
Happy New Year 2022! The fireworks are all fired, the champagne is over. It is time to get back to work. We are glad to see you here though. 2021 was a good year for OpenStack and its Ubuntu-based community. First, we all have seen Ubuntu becoming the number one operating system (OS) for OpenStack deployment. Then, the Open Infrastructure Foundation (OIF) reported explosive growth in the number of production OpenStack clouds. The community grew and settled on the most convenient platform.
Jan 6, 2022   |  By Michael Jaeger
The previous blog post talked about the composability of applications. The key element for composing applications is defining the relations between application elements. And supporting relations is one of the advantages of the Charmed Operator Framework – including its runtime, the Charmed Operator Lifecycle Manager.
Jan 5, 2022   |  By Michael Jaeger
Let’s remember the time in the 2000s when companies introduced their cloud computing offerings at a large scale. New services were put into the popular IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS categories. New kinds of storage and messaging technologies were promoted. Also, novel approaches were discussed, such as designing applications for horizontal scalability and eventual consistency.
Jan 4, 2022   |  By Michael Jaeger
Recently, I remembered a situation when I was in elementary school and visited a friend at his house. At some point, his mother wanted us to go to a neighbour and ask to borrow some eggs. We went a few houses down, opened the garden gate, entered through the door to the house, and arrived in the kitchen calling out for the person. But no one was at home, so we left and returned without eggs.
Dec 28, 2021   |  By Alex Chalkias
2021 has been an interesting year for the Kubernetes and cloud native ecosystem. Due to the pandemic, cloud adoption saw a big spike in adoption. As the year wraps up soon, we wanted to reflect on the top findings from the Kubernetes and cloud native operations report and we have a cool infographic for you. The new version of the report for 2022 is due some time in January so stay tuned!
Dec 23, 2021   |  By Nathan Hart
If you’re looking for an alternative to Docker Desktop or to integrate Docker into your Multipass workflow, this how-to is for you. Multipass can host a docker engine inside an Ubuntu VM in a manner similar to Docker Desktop. That Docker instance can be controlled either directly from the VM, or remotely from the host machine with no additional software required. This allows you to run Docker locally on your Windows or Mac machine directly from your host terminal.
Jan 7, 2022   |  By Canonical
On average, 55% of IT budgets are spent on operations, keeping the lights on. Organisations are constantly trying to find the right balance between running efficient operations and exploring the new possibilities of digital transformation. And as more organisations move towards the cloud, many missed expectations occur. But how can an organisation build the right strategy to minimise the skill gap and spend less on operations while increasing efficiency and innovation?
Dec 10, 2021   |  By Canonical
This quarter we are focusing on open source private mobile networks.
Dec 7, 2021   |  By Canonical
Demo of Ubuntu desktop (21.10 release) running on the HiFive Unmatched presented at the RISC-V Summit.
Dec 6, 2021   |  By Canonical
In this video tutorial, you will go hands-on and build your own simulated bare metal Kubernetes cluster using just a single computer 💻 with Anton Smith, product manager for MAAS. Along the way, you’ll get to use and learn about some Linux networking, MAAS, LXD, Ceph, Juju and Kubernetes, and at the end deploy an application to your new K8s cluster ✨.
Dec 1, 2021   |  By Canonical
In the past decade, open-source and open standards have reshaped the world of technology and produced long-lasting results. With the open Instruction Set Architecture, the RISC-V consortium has extended open-source to the world of processor architecture. At Canonical, we believe in the power of open source to transform the world – that’s why we are committed to porting Ubuntu to RISC-V, combining the best open-source architecture with the best open-source operating system. Our mission? Further facilitating the adoption of novel computing architectures.
Dec 1, 2021   |  By Canonical
In this video tutorial, you will go hands-on and build your own simulated bare metal Kubernetes cluster using just a single computer 💻 with Anton Smith, product manager for MAAS. Along the way, you’ll get to use and learn about some Linux networking, MAAS, LXD, Ceph, Juju and Kubernetes, and at the end deploy an application to your new K8s cluster ✨.
Nov 23, 2021   |  By Canonical

Find out what's new in the world of robotics with Canonical's roundup of exciting industry stories from the month of October!
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Nov 18, 2021   |  By Canonical
Find out what's new in the world of robotics with Canonical's roundup of exciting industry stories from the month of October!
Nov 18, 2021   |  By Canonical
ROS has been powering the future of robotics in academia, industry and enterprise for more than 10 years, from robotics arms, to automotive, drones, and more. But do you know that ROS started with Ubuntu? In this video, we explain how Canonical's tools optimized for ROS and robotics devices can empower your next project.
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.


  • 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.

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