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What is MicroStack?

MicroStack provides a single or multi-node OpenStack deployment which can run directly on your workstation. Although made for developers to prototype and test, it is also suitable for edge, IoT, and appliances. MicroStack is an OpenStack in a snap which means that all OpenStack services and supporting libraries are packaged together in a single package which can be easily installed, upgraded or removed. MicroStack includes all key OpenStack components: Keystone, Nova, Neutron, Glance, and Cinder.

MicroStack: The most straightforward OpenStack ever

MicroStack provides a single or multi-node OpenStack deployment which can run directly on your workstation. Although made for developers to prototype and test, it is also suitable for edge, IoT, and appliances. MicroStack is an OpenStack in a snap which means that all OpenStack services and supporting libraries are packaged together in a single package which can be easily installed, upgraded or removed. MicroStack includes all key OpenStack components: Keystone, Nova, Neutron, Glance, and Cinder.

Best Site Builders for Linux

Ubuntu is preferred by many people who know their tech and love coding and tinkering with different projects, but one of its drawbacks is that common software on Windows or MacOS might not be available for Linux. The good news is that there are many brilliant site builders for Linux; just because it can be harder to get big-name software support on Ubuntu doesn't mean you can't make an excellent website.

Mark Shuttleworth Keynote at DockerCon 2021: Less toil, more focus

Running and maintaining standard workloads like databases and message queues on Kubernetes is too much toil! Charmed operators simplify those standard workloads, so you can focus on your own applications and their Docker images. See a demo of “apt-get mysql on K8s” and learn how these new operators are built and maintained in a community.
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How to run ECS Anywhere workloads using Ubuntu on any infrastructure

ECS Anywhere allows you to use Amazon Web Services’ container service outside of the AWS cloud, and Canonical is proud to be a launch partner for this service. Using Ubuntu as the base OS for your ECS clusters on-prem or elsewhere will allow you to benefit from Ubuntu’s world-leading hardware support, professional services, and vast ecosystem, in turn allowing your ECS clusters to run with optimal performance everywhere you need it.

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Data Lake, Data Lab, Data Hub: what's the difference?

In this post we’ll explore the concepts of data lake, data hub and data lab. There are many opinions and interpretations of these concepts, and they are broadly comparable. In fact, many might say they’re synonymous and we’re just splitting hairs. But let’s look again carefully. We can discern some subtle trends in the way people are doing things, and find distinctions in these expressions.

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What's new in security for Ubuntu 21.04?

Ubuntu 21.04 is the latest release of Ubuntu and comes at the mid-point between the most recent Long Term Supported (LTS) release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and the forthcoming 22.04 LTS release due in April 2022. This provides a good opportunity to take stock of some of the latest security features delivered in this release, on the road to 22.04 LTS. Ubuntu 21.04 brings with it a vast amount of improvements and features across a wide variety of packages.

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Introduction to open source private LTE and 5G networks

It’s so easy these days to set-up your own WiFi network. You order a router online, plug it into the electrical socket, define a password and you’re good to go. WiFi is fast, reliable and easy to use. But if you want to cover a wider area or connect hundreds of small devices it quickly becomes inefficient and expensive. Is the only way to go to your local mobile network operator and sign a contract? No! Thanks to open source technology, you can build your own LTE or 5G network.