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

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Before You Do Anything

You don’t have to create your own cloud infrastructure, but you can. You can also deploy Ubuntu Cloud to providers like Amazon Web Services. Before you do anything, you need to carefully consider what your needs are and decide what sort of service(s) you need. Do you just want to run a web application on someone else’s already-set-up server, or do you want to set up a system for scalable computing where additional Hadoop nodes can be added and removed at will when big jobs start and end? Only you know the answer. When you have it figured out, you can seek your solution and can think about how you can use Ubuntu to set it up. This chapter describes many options, but you are the one who is in control. That is a powerful, ...

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