These days, everyone is talkin’ about containers, including the (in)famous Linux Magazine. They were our first container guest, so they are very helpful in our quest for information. Today we welcome our second guest: Shell Strategies. They are a knowledgeable and highly regarded Linux hoster and reseller. They’ve been a customer of ours since almost the beginning and they provide us with helpful advice on architecture and how to build a container-based deployment.
Itâ€™s hard to believe, but in just a few short weeks, weâ€™ll be able to take our first steps towards the OpenStack Summit in Portland. In addition to being a central place for all things OpenStack, we at Canonical are also hosting multiple other key conferences. This year, if youâ€™re in Portlandâ€“or a travel buddy of one of our travel partnersâ€“youâ€™ll be going to Ubucon. If youâ€™re interested in helping those in the East Coast attend and/or vouch for them, you can also register yourself at VisitEastCoast.org. (In a related noteâ€“this yearâ€™s summit is going to be a bit different. Itâ€™s the first one thatâ€™s on the East Coast, so we are planning to have a few sessions to help everyone settle in.)
To celebrate our 10th birthday, weâ€™re going to be giving away a bunch of products weâ€™ve been working on for the past few years. And not just any products eitherâ€“some real-world-usable software. Weâ€™ve just finished being selected for the Ubuntu Advantage program, and our partner Rich Lowe and I will be giving out a number of these Ubuntu Advantage System Builder kits. Each kit includes $35 worth of hardware, as well as all of the software needed to build a customized Ubuntu system to perform the specific task itâ€™s supposed to. Weâ€™re still waiting on the specifications for those kits, but if youâ€™re interested, weâ€™ll post them when we have them. And weâ€™ve got one more birthday thing that weâ€™ve been working on. A totally new set of Ubuntu VMs to look forward to, which will make their debut on top of Ubuntu 14.04â€“