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

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Ubuntu Cloud and Eucalyptus

Ubuntu Cloud on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is still supported, so it’s still covered in this chapter. It is based primarily on Eucalyptus, which is GPL software written to provide cloud computing and cloud storage platforms that are both free (as in freedom and as in beer) and completely compatible with Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing and S3 cloud storage platforms. The Eucalyptus services are available through application programming interfaces (APIs) that are compatible with EC2/S3, so client tools written for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) can also be used with Eucalyptus.

An Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, based on 10.04 LTS and Eucalyptus, consists of several components. We start with a node, which is a server that is capable of ...

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