Rackspace has joined Canonical's Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud (CPC) program. Rackspace will now offer Ubuntu across their platform, including public and private clouds, OnMetal, as well as dedicated and hybrid environments. Rackspace will also offer Fanatical Support to the customers running Ubuntu on its platforms.
The 'deal' brings numerous benefits to their customers, according to Canonical:
A true end-to-end “best of Ubuntu” approach: stable, up-to-date and secure images delivered frequently to Rackspace, and to complement that, support for the end user, to make sure you get the most out of your VMs.
Ubuntu is now supported across all Rackspace platforms – so you can connect public cloud, private cloud, and dedicated hardware to create the best fit for your specific needs.
The co-founder of OpenStack is joining hands with the most popular OS for OpenStack deployments.
Now, 10 of 15 Gartner Magic Quadrant clouds (as well as many other awesome providers!) are Ubuntu Certified — expect that number to rise.
Udi Nachmany of Canonical wrote in a blog post, "The Ubuntu experts here at Canonical will be supporting Rackspace, as a CPC partner, to help ensure they are regularly provided with the latest images – built, patched, and maintained regularly."
Phil Van Ingen of Rackspace said, "With Rackspace now a member of the Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud program, customers get certified Ubuntu cloud images tuned and tested to their environment to help ensure optimal performance, as well as regular patches and automated refreshes of Ubuntu images for an enhanced user experience."
This is not the first time Rackspace is offering support for Ubuntu; they already support different a version of Ubuntu on their public cloud. With this update they are now supporting LTS releases on private and hybrid environments along with dedicated servers.
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