Canonical announces Ubuntu product month for February

Canonical has announced Ubuntu product month which is due to begin on February 7th. The event comprises of several webinars which take place over the course of the month and discuss several technologies that Canonical is working on. Each webinar can be watched live or on demand and BrightTalk event pages have been set up to register your interest.

Regarding the event, Canonical said:

“7th February is the start of Ubuntu product month. An entire month to catch-up on the various technologies Canonical is working on. Whether server provisioning, machine containers, or snaps; get a look at how these products work, how they can be used in the enterprise, see exciting demos, and even opportunity for Q&A with the developers and team behind them.”

The event will cover several technologies which Canonical develops including LXD, Snaps, OpenStack, and Juju. Those dates for those topics are February 7th, February 13th and 15th, February 21st, and February 28th respectively.

As for content, the “Introduction to LXD: The pure-container hypervisor” webinar will look at the difference between application and machine containers, examine how pure-container hypervisors such as LXD can reduce overhead, and viewers will learn how to use LXD in practice from deployment to operations.

The snaps sessions are split over the 13th and 15th of February; the first one will give you a basic look at snaps and how they work across the desktop, servers, and IoT devices. The second webinar will delve into the more technical aspects such as writing and publishing your own snaps.

“From VMWare to Canonical OpenStack” which takes place on the 21st of February will give a breakdown of the differences between OpenStack and traditional proprietary virtualization and will identify when it makes sense to use one or the other, there’ll be an analysis of total cost ownership, best practices and risks of OpenStack, and lastly there will be a demo on how to migrate from a traditional proprietary environment into an OpenStack cloud.

Finally, the “Introduction to Juju: Automating cloud operations” webinar will focus on the basics of Juju from Charms to Bundles, it’ll teach you how to easily deploy solutions and scale up from one simple dashboard, you’ll be shown how to use Juju for deep learning, container orchestration, real-time big data, and stream processing; and how you can use Juju to simplify your operations.

If you’re an IT professional, these webinars could be a good introduction to these technologies which are becoming more and more relevant as Microsoft starts integrating open source technologies into its own products.

Source: Ubuntu

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