UBUNTU MAKER CANONICAL has announced "Chuck Norris grade" Openstack cloud services.
Speaking at the Openstack Summit in Atlanta, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed Your Cloud, a $15 per day fully hosted cloud service.
Referring the marshall arts actor, he explained that Canonical will build and manage the service, with carrier service level agreements and the full Openstack offering onboard.
The decision to launch the service was motivated by research showing that the biggest hurdle to implementing Openstack for many businesses is finding and retaining staff, and with competition so high, the best talent is being headhunted and poached with regularity.
By offering a hosted service, Shuttleworth believes that Canonical will be able to make Openstack a viable proposition. He said, "Ubuntu offers all the software infrastructure, tools, and services you need to have your own cloud at your fingertips. Built by experts on Ubuntu OpenStack, fully managed and with 24/7 monitoring."
According to the Your Cloud website, the service works on the hardware of your choice, either in your own data centre or through your existing hosting service provider, and the $15 a day price has no upfront costs.
Canonical recently announced the latest iteration of its Ubuntu server release, the first to support 64-bit servers, along with Iceberg, the latest version of Ubuntu Openstack.
Elsewhere at the Openstack Summit, Oracle announced that it will add Openstack support to its Oracle Linux and VMware products. The service is now available as a preview for test environments. µ