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HP to Use Linux-Based Ubuntu Platform in Upcoming Cloud Computing Service

Canonical has announced that Hewlett Packard has chosen Linux-based Ubuntu platform as the lead and guest OS in its upcoming cloud computing offering.

In a blog post, Canonical, which handles the software distribution, revealed that CEO Jane Silber made the announcement during the OpenStack cloud computing conference in Boston.

HP plans to include the popular OS in its upcoming Public Cloud platform. Canonical said it is working closely with HP to provide a secure and scalable cloud computing with Ubuntu in the HP cloud.

Ubuntu has been used as the reference OS for the OpenStack cloud computing platform and that the platform was capable of handling OpenStack cloud, Canonical said.

“We are excited to join with HP in recognising that open and interoperable cloud infrastructure and services are critical in delivering the next generation of cloud-based services to developers, ISVs and businesses,” said Canonical.

“Both companies share a common commitment to open source and both embrace the OpenStack community. With over 117 member companies the momentum behind OpenStack is truly game changing and promises to position it at the center of the next wave of computing,” it added.