New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands In Asia Pacific

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands In Asia Pacific

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands in Asia Pacific

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Be Released April 17th

On April 15th, Canonical, the United Kingdom-based company behind open source Linux operating system Ubuntu, announced that cloud platform Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be released on Thursday, April 17th. Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth had this to say about his company’s new launch:

Ubuntu is the primary platform for cloud – public, private or hybrid. In this release, our third LTS with deep roots in cloud, we raise the bar for efficiency and orchestration at scale. That’s why companies are adopting Ubuntu as they move to the cloud computing era.”

It’s true: there are many big-name companies that elicit Ubuntu’s cloud services. AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Netflix, and Verizon are all building cloud infrastructure using Ubuntu. This new release should expand Ubuntu’s reach in the business community even further.

Google Cloud Platform Expands Support in Asia Pacific

Last month, Microsoft released Azure in China. Not to be outdone by their competitors in the Pacific Northwest, Google announced on Monday, April 14th, that they will activate two new Compute Engine zones in Asia-Pacific. This will allow people in these regions to begin using Google Cloud Platform. Cloud Storage and Cloud SQL were made available as well.

These new data centers will use the same Andromeda network virtualization stack that is used in the United States and Europe zones. Unlike the data centers in Europe, the Asia-Pacific data centers will give users the ability to use apps even while routine maintenance is being performed. The Asia-Pacific data centers will be run on Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors; the United States and Europe use older Sandy Bridge processors.

The Google Cloud Platform website is making an effort to welcome new users from Asia Pacific. The website and the developer console are now available in Japanese and Traditional Chinese. The Google Cloud Platform Global Roadshow will be making stops in Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, and Hong Kong to teach developers about the capabilities of Google Cloud Platform.

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Google and Microsoft are not the only cloud computing giants to have reared their heads in the Orient: Amazon has been active in the region as well. Over the last century, China has made a surprising rise from developing nation to global superpower. It should be no surprise that cloud computing companies are rushing to offer their services to this industrious region.

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