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Ubuntu shifts to OpenStack for cloud

The shift means that Eucalyptus--once the core cloud for Ubuntu--has been sidelined in favor of OpenStack.

Future versions of Ubuntu Cloud will be based on the OpenStack cloud project.

The shift, announced yesterday at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest, Hungary, means that Eucalyptus--once the core cloud for Ubuntu--has been sidelined in favor of OpenStack.

"The Ubuntu team has been working closely with the OpenStack project and this will form a strong basis for [the] Ubuntu Cloud product in the future," Canonical--which stewards the commercial development of Ubuntu--said in a statement yesterday. "This decision clarifies the direction of Ubuntu Cloud over the next 12 months, as the project moves towards the long term support (LTS) release in April 2012."

Read more of "Ubuntu shifts to OpenStack for cloud" at ZDNet UK.