MAAS for the home

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 by Canonical

This article originally appeared on Chris Sanders’ blog MAAS is designed to run in a data center where it expects to have control of DNS and DHCP. The use of an external DHCP server is listed as ‘may work but not supported’ in the MAAS documentation. This guide will describe how I configured MAAS to […]

Storage Made Easy adds Charm to Canonical’s Juju ecosystem

Thursday, 15 February 2018 by Canonical

Storage Made Easy (SME) today announced the availability of the Storage Made Easy™ Enterprise File Fabric™ charm through Canonical’s Juju charm store. The store provides access to a wide range of best practice solutions which can be deployed to public clouds such as AWS, Google Cloud and Azure as well as private clouds such as […]

Monitor your Kubernetes Cluster

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 by Kevin W Monroe

This article originally appeared on Kevin Monroe’s blog Keeping an eye on logs and metrics is a necessary evil for cluster admins. The benefits are clear: metrics help you set reasonable performance goals, while log analysis can uncover issues that impact your workloads. The hard part, however, is getting a slew of applications to work […]

Making NTP best practices easy with Juju charms

Friday, 24 November 2017 by Paul Gear

NTP: a behind-the-scenes protocol Network Time Protocol is one of those oft-ignored-but-nonetheless-essential subsystems which is largely unknown, except to a select few. Those who know it well generally fall into the following categories: time geeks who work on protocol standardisation and implementation, enthusiasts who tinker with GPS receivers or run servers in the NTP pool, […]


Wednesday, 18 October 2017 by Canonical

This is a guest post by Michael Iatrou, cloud solutions architect at Canonical OpenStack is the dominant solution in the IaaS space, fueled by the need for reliable, scalable and interoperable private cloud infrastructure to accommodate cloud native applications. Through OpenStack’s open APIs, tenants can easily deploy elaborate virtual (overlay) networks, integrate with a variety […]

Kubernetes the not so easy way

Thursday, 12 October 2017 by Canonical

This is a guest blog by Michael Iatrou The simplest method to deploy and operate Kubernetes on Ubuntu is with conjure-up. Whether the substrate is a public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc) private virtualized environments (VMware) or bare metal, conjure-up will allow you to quickly deploy a fully functional, production-grade Kubernetes. But what if you […]

Modeling infrastructure with security and flexibility in mind

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 by Richard Harding

Juju allows the user to model their infrastructure in a clean and simple repeatable way. Often deployments are repeated across different clouds and regions. Sometimes it's repeated from dev to staging to production. Regardless of the way it's repeated,...

Canonical expands enterprise Kubernetes

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 by Canonical

Canonical supports enterprise Kubernetes on cloud and on-premises Two turnkey consulting packages for rapid deployment Support for Galactic Fog serverless, Rancher container management and Weave Cloud Reference architectures for Kubernetes operations on cloud or bare-metal LONDON, U.K, Aug 23rd, 2017, Canonical today announced two consulting packages for enterprise Kubernetes deployments, and expanded enterprise support to […]

JAAS & Juju update: Juju GUI 2.8.0

Monday, 07 August 2017 by jeffpihach

JAAS has seen 2 minor and 6 patch updates in the last nine weeks. Let’s talk about what’s new as of the 2.8.0 release. Direct Deploy Direct Deploy gets your solutions deployed easier and faster. The feature allows you to create Juju cards which will add the specified bundle or charm to a new model […]

How modelling helps you avoid getting a stuck OpenStack

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 by Mark Baker

Lego model of an Airbus A380-800. Airbus run OpenStack A “StuckStack” is a deployment of OpenStack that usually, for technical but sometimes business reasons, is unable to be upgraded without significant disruption, time and expense. In the last post on this topic we discussed how many of these clouds became stuck and how the decisions […]

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