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Snappy Ubuntu Core — Powering Microcontrollers to Microservices

In December 2014, Canonical announced Snappy Ubuntu Core (Snappy), a stripped-down version of an Ubuntu server with container support and transactional updates. Snappy evolved from the Ubuntu 8.10 server Just Enough Operating System (JeOS) — pronounced “juice” — which was designed to run in virtualized environments. With less than a 380 MB footprint, a specialized server kernel and no GUI, JeOS was perfect for running Linux VMs on vSphere, KVM and other hypervisors. The shift towards containers and the changing market dynamics of the Linux server segment motivated Canonical to announce Snappy as the new minimal Linux OS based on Ubuntu.

Open Source OS, Clear Leader for Cloud

Linux has seen tremendous growth in the last two decades. Thanks to efforts by vendors like Red Hat, Canonical, Micro Focus (SUSE) and Oracle, it is becoming a viable OS to run enterprise workloads. Linux is driving the cloud momentum as the preferred OS for public cloud and private cloud infrastructures. The Cloud Market, an independent entity that tracks OS deployments on Amazon EC2, reports that between January 2014 and February 2015, customers launched over 167,000 Linux VMs as opposed to only 14,000 Microsoft Windows VMs. These VMs run on a variety of Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Amazon Linux, CentOS, Debian, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and SUSE.

The Cloud Market

Linux and Ubuntu also lead public and private cloud infrastructure deployments for OpenStack, as revealed in the OpenStack 2014 User Survey.

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