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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Chapter 32. Ubuntu in the Cloud

In This Chapter

Why a Cloud?

Ubuntu Cloud and Eucalyptus

Ubuntu Cloud and OpenStack

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• Ubuntu Metal as a Service

Landscape

References

Cloud computing enables you to build large, flexible systems for on-demand processing of data. When your requirements are low, you use few resources. As the need arises, your processes scale to use multiple systems with optimized performance according to the requirements of the moment. This is an efficient way to use hardware and minimize waste.

To accomplish this feat of computer engineering, a special network is set up using on-demand virtual systems that consume resources only as needed and release those resources for use by others when they are not in use. ...

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