Canonical’s Ubuntu Server Edition Meets HP ProLiant Servers
Only hours after Valentine’s Day in the United States, Hewlett-Packard is showing Canonical’s Ubuntu Server Edition some love. Specifically, HP plans to certify its ProLiant servers to run Ubuntu Server Edition. Here’s the scoop, along with the implications for solutions providers.
News of the HP-Canonical relationship surfaced on The VAR Guy’s sister site, Works With U, the independent guide to Ubuntu. (The complete story is here.)
For HP solutions providers, the implications are clear:
- On the one hand, HP does not plan to preload Ubuntu Server Edition on its systems.
- But on the other hand, HP and Canonical are drawing up plans to certify ProLiant servers to run Canonical’s Linux offering.
The result: ProLiant solutions providers will be able to load Ubuntu Server Edition with confidence, asserts Gerry Carr, marketing manager for Canonical.
Although Ubuntu is best known as a desktop operating system, Canonical has been enhancing Ubuntu Server Edition to compete more effectively against Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell SUSE Linux.