Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed the Natty Narwhal, will be a major release for the Linux distribution’s cloud aspirations. Ubuntu 11.04 will be the first release that includes the OpenStack open source cloud platform, as well as the Eucalpytus platform, providing a new set of cloud deployment platform options for Linux developers.
“We want people to think of Ubunutu as a Linux platform that is cloud native,” Steve George vice president, business development of Canonical told InternetNews.com.
Ubuntu has been pushing cloud since at least the Ubuntu 9.04 ‘Jaunty Jackalope’ release in April of 2009. Ubuntu’s cloud capabilities began with their Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) technology, which is based on the open source Eucalyptus project.