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How to harness big data for maximum business value

Thursday, 06 December 2018 by Alex Cattle

Are you getting maximum value from your big data? Despite most businesses understanding the power and competitive advantage they could gain from harnessing their big data more effectively and leveraging it more efficiently, it’s not an easy goal to achieve. That’s why we’ve partnered with Spicule to co-present, ‘How to harness big data for maximum […]

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Minimum viable Kubernetes

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 by Michael Iatrou

The appeal of Kubernetes is universal. Application development, operations and infrastructure teams recognise diverse reasons for its immediate utility and growing potential — a testament of Kubernetes’ empathetic design. Web apps, galvanised by the 12 factor pattern as well as microservice-structured applications find a native habitat in Kubernetes. Moreover, there is a growing list of […]

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Running Android in the Cloud with Amazon EC2 A1 instances

Thursday, 29 November 2018 by Simon Fels

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the availability of their new Amazon EC2 A1 instances powered by custom AWS Graviton processors based on the Arm architecture, which brings Arm to the public cloud as a first class citizen. Arm based processors provide a number of benefits in terms of density and power-consumption which ultimately result in […]

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Using Juju to manage evolving complex software

Monday, 12 November 2018 by James Nunns

With developers increasingly moving towards microservices – and with the growing prevalence of the cloud as the default platform – software has become more complex than ever. While installing all of the interconnected applications that make up a modern software stack is becoming easier, the real sting in the tail comes on day two and […]

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Making sense of your big data

Friday, 09 November 2018 by Canonical

Canonical and Spicule have joined forces to bring your business a better option for open source big data and streaming analytics. You can learn more about us at some of our upcoming events – read on to find out more. Or, jump right in and get started using JAAS to deploy a fully supported Hadoop […]

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The Road to Kubernetes & vSphere Integration

Thursday, 23 August 2018 by Kevin W Monroe

This article on Kubernetes & vSphere integration originally appeared at Kevin Monroe’s blog Background Recently, Juju began supporting cloud-native features via “integrator” charms (e.g.: aws-integrator, gcp-integrator, openstack-integrator). These allow charms to request things like persistent storage from a cloud provider without having to shuffle your super-secret credentials around to all the applications in your deployment. […]

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How to Manage Multi-Cloud Services with Juju

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 by tcuthbert

Introduction Managing a service with deployments in multi-cloud environments can be a challenge in terms of troubleshooting and scalability due to the complexity of dealing with different public cloud providers. An effective way to manage services deployed cross-cloud is to use tools that allow you to define your service once and deploy anywhere: in the […]

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451 Research benchmarks public and private infrastructure cost

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 by Canonical

Independent Report highlights the TCO of Canonical’s managed private cloud in a diverse multi-cloud strategy and enterprise infrastructure portfolio 451 Research’s latest report, ‘Busting the myth of private cloud economics ’, found that Canonical’s managed private OpenStack offering, BootStack, delivers private cloud with a TCO that matches public clouds. For multi-cloud operations, enterprise can benefit […]

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MAAS for the home

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 by Canonical

This article originally appeared on Chris Sanders’ blog MAAS is designed to run in a data center where it expects to have control of DNS and DHCP. The use of an external DHCP server is listed as ‘may work but not supported’ in the MAAS documentation. This guide will describe how I configured MAAS to […]

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Storage Made Easy adds Charm to Canonical’s Juju ecosystem

Thursday, 15 February 2018 by Canonical

Storage Made Easy (SME) today announced the availability of the Storage Made Easy™ Enterprise File Fabric™ charm through Canonical’s Juju charm store. The store provides access to a wide range of best practice solutions which can be deployed to public clouds such as AWS, Google Cloud and Azure as well as private clouds such as […]

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