CloudSigma Becomes an Ubuntu Certified Cloud Provider
As we've reported, OpenStack Foundation surveys on how organizations are implementing OpenStack show that Ubuntu is by far the most prevalently used operating system underlying the popular cloud computing platform. That makes Canonical a significant player on the OpenStack scene, but OpenStack isn't the only cloud platform that Canonical facilitates use of.
CloudSigma has announced that it is an Ubuntu Certified Cloud Provider. The certification ensures that Canonical has tested CloudSigma's platform, and that the company’s Ubuntu server guest images have been optimized for use with CloudSigma. It also means that CloudSigma will be part of Ubuntu’s ecosystem, which includes projects such as JuJu for deploying applications into its cloud.
According to a CloudSigma post:
"Starting today, Canonical is producing customized Ubuntu images that have been enhanced and tested exclusively for CloudSigma. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is already available in our drives library under the name ‘Ubuntu 14.04 Cloud Image.’
"In the near future, there will also be an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS image available for those of you using 12.04."
"Going forward, these images will be the way of running Ubuntu on our platform. In addition, these images will be updated frequently to ensure that they have the latest security updates, so newly deployed servers start from a patched state."
As Data Center Knowledge notes:
"CloudSigma offers SSD storage and lets users define storage topologies on its cloud. It touts flexibility in resource provisioning as a major benefit. CloudSigma is cross-platform, but it already has a significant number of Ubuntu users."
Other Ubuntu-certified cloud providers include IBM SoftLayer, VMware, Joyent, Amazon Web Services, and HP.
CloudSigma is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider focused on enterprise hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. Its platform is designed to be very customizable, and you can find much more about it on the CloudSigma blog.