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Canonical: An expanding open-source portfolio of tools for cloud/NFV operations

Caroline Chappell Research Director

"Canonical is well placed to help operators automate network function virtualisation infrastructure management, but the company must improve the way it is telling its story to the market."

Cloud management platforms are increasingly based on open-source technologies and Canonical is an emerging and rapidly growing player in this market, building on its worldwide leadership in Linux deployments. The company claims its Ubuntu offering accounts for the most widely used Linux distribution when it comes to supporting OpenStack.

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  • product summary
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