whoamiHi, I’m KostasI <3 Open-Source and IT stuff based onLinux enterprise (or not) environmentsI’m an undergraduate university studentat Digital Systems Dept
GeneralLinux servers’ general advantages:●Run on a command (no GUIs weighing downperformance)●Customize the kernel tailed for your needs●Cost●Downtimes (ex: defrag downtime) => reboots●And so mush other disadvantages of Windows servers that i am bored to write down now :D
Linux ServersLinux●Strong presence in the web and DNSspace (free of cost & strong)●For the first two decades of the InternetMicrosoft products offered neither ofthese advantages.●With Web servers the choice is usuallyLAMP and that runs on Linux.
Ubuntu servers- Pros●Ubuntu server has helped lots of cool ITcompanies in the world at scale(ex:Rackspace)●Understandable question : Why Ubuntu?
Ubuntu servers– OpenStack●Ubuntu and OpenStack (IaaS cloudcomputing project) are ready for production.OpenStack is:ØOpensource (free and community support)ØPython written (easy to use lang)ØExtensible (make what you need!)ØIdeal for private cloud services
Ubuntu server - CephCeph: unified storage platform●Cephs main goalsqcompletely distributed without a single point offailureqscalable to the exabyte leveqand freely-available.Result: data is seamlessly replicated, making itfault tolerant.
Ubuntu server - MaaSMaaS: Metal as a Service , powered byCanonical,the Ubuntu people.●Deliver on-demand services like cloud doeson VMs but now on servers.●Contain all services: DHCP,DNS,PXE,blahblah blah!●Ability to extend servers to clusters!ØMetal Power + VM Speed = AWESOME!
Ubuntu servers- JujuJuju: Ubuntu app that enables you to build entireenvironments in the cloud with only a fewcommands Central machines managementA few clicks magic!ØInstall apps & frameworks in minutes!
Ubuntu servers- Landscape●Landscape central overview:ØManage thousands of Ubuntu serversØFix a security issue affecting all machinesØA whole IT dept on your hands
Ubuntu servers- Support●Appart from Canonical supportvAsk Ubuntu websitevThe same issue you face probably has beenalready resolved by someone else. Just ask