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Snappy Ubuntu Core comes to Google Compute Engine

Canonical announced the availability of snappy Ubuntu Core on Google Compute Engine, making Ubuntu now instantly accessible on the fastest cloud in the industry!

Ubuntu Core is the new “snappy” rendition of this fan favorite cloud OS, with a very secure base image that features transactional updates for both system and applications. Snappy Ubuntu is perfect for container-oriented deployments using technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.

Robbie Williamson, VP Cloud Engineering at Canonical says; “Ubuntu Core is the leanest and most efficient version of Ubuntu for cloud deployments with a particular focus on docker and containers. We’re delighted to bring Ubuntu Core, with snappy packages, to Google Cloud Platform, which is widely recognized for its performance and Google’s emphasis on container technologies.”

The beta of Ubuntu Core will run throughout the current Ubuntu development cycle.  And you can try snappy Ubuntu Core on Google Compute Engine now, just click here for instructions.

Want more information?  You can also check out this video introducing Ubuntu Core:

 

Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:36 AM by David Marshall
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