ATLANTA. When most people think about cloud infrastructure, they think of large back-end hardware. While that is often the case, it also makes it difficult to actually demonstrate a real hardware deployment when traveling, which is where the Ubuntu Orange Box comes into play.
In a demo at the Canonical booth at the OpenStack Summit, Mark Baker Ubuntu Server and Cloud Product Manager explained what the Orange Box is all about. The system is a 10-node mobile box. Each node has an Intel i5-3427U CPU, 16GB of RAM and 120GB SSD storage. The system is pre-loaded with the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" release and can be used to deploy OpenStack.
In another demo, Canonical demonstrates the world's first 64-bit ARM server running OpenStack.
Watch the full video demo below: