Linux News Today: Canonical Is Delighted to Collaborate with Nexenta on Optimizing ZFS for Ubuntu
Today, April 11, 2016, Canonical was proud to announce the extension of their partnership with Nexenta to provide their customers with a joint software-defined storage solution.
The joint solution formed by Nexenta, the world’s most popular OpenSDS (Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage) developer, in collaboration with Canonical, the company behind one of the world’s most popular Linux kernel-based operating systems, is here to pair the Ubuntu OpenStack platform with the award-winning SDS solution from Nexenta.
During the OpenStack Summit 2015 event, both Canonical and Nexenta have announced an upcoming alliance that will benefit enterprise OpenStack customers from a new software-defined storage solution, by integrating NexentaEdge, the high performance object and block storage service from Nexenta, with Canonical’s Juju open source service modeling tool, which Ubuntu users can use to manage, deploy, and scale apps on OpenStack clouds.
Optimizing ZFS for Ubuntu
However, the most interesting part of the announcement is that the collaboration between the two companies might prove to be fruitful for bringing the ZFS on Ubuntu implementation Canonical plans for its upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, due for release on April 21, 2016, to a whole new level of performance.
“Nexenta is a commercial leader in software-defined storage and we are delighted to offer their comprehensive solutions to our enterprise OpenStack customers, and in addition, to collaborate on optimizing ZFS for Ubuntu,” said Mark Shuttleworth, founder, Canonical. “Together, we’re combining the benefits of OpenStack and software-defined storage to deliver flexibility unparalleled by anyone else on the market.”
Both Canonica and Nexenta will be present at the OpenStack Summit 2016 conference, which will take place later this month, between April 25-29, in Austin, Texas, USA. If you attend, please mark your calendars for Monday, April 25, 2016, when Canonical’s CEO, Jane Silber, will hold a keynote speech at Nexenta’s OpenSDx Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel.