Ubuntu Orange Box Mobilizes OpenStack Clouds

by Sean Michael Kerner

At the OpenStack Summit Ubuntu demonstrates a portable cloud solution as well as the first 64-bit ARM server running OpenStack.

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. Ubuntu at OpenStack SummitThe 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:

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This article was originally published on Tuesday May 13th 2014
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