Linux News Today: Canonical Announces the Availability of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta for IBM LinuxONE
Canonical, through Tom Callway, announced just a few moments ago, March 29, 2016, the immediate availability for download of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Beta operating system for IBM LinuxONE.
Many businesses and enterprises around the world are praising IBM’s System z and LinuxONE product line for their unrivaled reliability and security, and Ubuntu Linux is being recognized as one of the most popular free operating systems, the perfect OS for running scale-out workloads in the cloud.
And today, Canonical is proud to announce the availability of a Technology Preview (TP) Beta of their upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system for clouds on the LinuxONE, Systems z12, Systems z13, and newer platforms, thanks to a joint partnership with IBM, which customers can download and try out right now.
“Running Ubuntu on LinuxONE/Z providers an ideal platform for developers, who already use Ubuntu for IoT applications and other new workloads, as it provides the same operating system and tools on the backend as they are using on the edge,” says Tom Callway, Director of Cloud Marketing at Canonical.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS launches April 21, 2016
In approximately three weeks from today, on April 21, 2016, Canonical will unveil the final release of their highly anticipated Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system, dubbed Xenial Xerus by the company. And it looks like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be the perfect choice for IBM’s LinuxONE and Systems z product lines for cloud deployments.
The Final Beta of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was launched last week, on March 25, 2016, bringing the latest GNU/Linux technologies to the community, including Linux kernel 4.4.6 LTS, systemd 229, and a preview of OpenStack Mitaka. If you’re interested in running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta on IBM LinuxONE, you can download it now from Canonical’s Partner Portal website.