Ubuntu Server 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Released with OpenStack 2014.1

Ubuntu Server 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is the latest version of ubuntu server edition. Released and announced by canonical brings with new features and bug fixes.

One imporant about this release, Ubuntu Server 14.10 come with support for Docker containers, the latest iteration of OpenStack 2014.1, and a bunch of other refreshed features aimed at hyperscale deployments. it also support for Docker v1.2, as well as LXC containers, embedded inside. With previous editions of Ubuntu Server, containers could only be created by sysadmins with root access. But now LXC containers are getting a new user-level controller, which means users can do so too.

Juju, Ubuntu’s service orchestration tool, has a revamped GUI which aims to simplify the scaling of large scale deployments, such as OpenStack, on public and private clouds or on bare metal. The addition of a machine level view makes it easier to manage workloads, while at a service level, users can take advantage of drag and drop placement.

Ubuntu Server 14.10 : juju GUI

In additional, Juno update of OpenStack also included in Ubuntu Server 14.10. Key components like Cinder, Ceilometer, Glance, Heat, Horizon, Nova and Swift have all been refreshed, while the new OpenStack setup includes options for installing Hadoop and Apache Spark on virtual machines running atop OpenStack. Juno also offers more granular policy controls for object storage as well as support for network function virtualization (NFV).

Ubuntu’s Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS) tool to help run Ubuntu on bare metal servers has been updated to version 1.7. Now, it’s not only capable of deploying Ubuntu Server instances, but also instances of CentOS 6.X, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, and Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.

Ubuntu Server 14.10 - MAAS

For more deatail about this release you can read official release announcement of Ubuntu Server 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

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Ubuntu Server 14.10 is available for download and install. Among the supported hardware platforms, we can mention 32-bit (i386), 64-bit (amd64), 64-bit Mac (amd64 for Macintosh systems), PowerPC (PPC), as well as PowerPC64 (PPC64) Little Endian. while a more detailed look at the new specs and features can be found here.

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