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Auto-scaling of Intel FlexRAN components based on MicroK8s and Ubuntu real-time kernel support

RAN has incrementally evolved with every generation of mobile telecommunications, thus enabling faster data transfers between user devices and core networks. The amount of data has increased more than ever with an increase in the number of interlinked devices. With existing network architectures, challenges lie in handling increasing workloads with the ability to process, analyse […]
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Firecell and Canonical to demonstrate 5G private mobile network (PMN) solution running on Ubuntu at MWC Barcelona

Paris, France. 14 February 2024. United by a common goal to advance open source software in telecommunications, Firecell and Canonical will demonstrate at this year’s Mobile Wireless Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona, 5G private mobile network (PMN) solutions running on Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system. Recognising the future of Open RAN in telecommunications, particularly in 5G […]
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Simplify IoT device management: How to add Ubuntu Core devices to Landscape

Landscape has been a member of the Canonical product list for almost as long as Canonical has existed. Landscape allows administrators to manage their desktop and server instances from a single centralised portal. With the latest release of Landscape Server (23.10), we’ve introduced the ability to manage snap packages from Landscape – and with a beta release of the Landscape Client snap package now available from our Snap Store, you can also add Ubuntu Core-based devices to your Landscape estate.
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Cloud storage security best practices

Secure your data by using Ceph’s security features How can I securely store data in a cloud storage system? Data is like the crown jewels of any organisation, if lost or exposed there could be severe repercussions.  Failure to protect against system failure could lead to the loss of business data rendering a business non-functional […]
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Real-time Linux vs RTOS – Part II

Download our latest Whitepaper: A CTO’s Guide to Real-time Linux Welcome to this two-part blog series on real-time systems which asks the question: Real-time Linux vs RTOS, which is best for you?  In Part I we looked at the basics of a real-time system where we explained that a real-time system must respond to events […]
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AI on-prem: what should you know?

Organisations are reshaping their digital strategies, and AI is at the heart of these changes, with many projects now ready to run in production. Enterprises often start these AI projects on the public cloud because of the ability to minimise the hardware burden. However, as initiatives scale, organisations often look to migrate the workloads on-prem […]
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Kali Linux DEI Promise

Last month we were privileged to be invited by GitLab to participate in the introduction of GitLab’s DEI Badging integration. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) badging is an initiative that the Community Health Analytics in Open Source Softw...
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Meet Canonical at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024

The world’s largest and most influential telecommunications exhibition event, Mobile World Congress (MWC), is taking place in Barcelona on 26-29 February 2024. Canonical is excited to join this important annual event once again and meet the telecom industry.  Telecommunications is a key sector for Canonical. We offer solutions for private, public and hybrid/multi cloud environments, […]
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Real-time Linux vs RTOS – Part I

Discover Real-time with our latest whitepaper: A CTO’s Guide to Real-time Linux Welcome to this two-part blog series on Linux vs RTOS (Real-time Operating System). This series will explain the differences between achieving real-time requirements with a Linux kernel and doing the same with an RTOS. Part I will explain the basics behind a real-time […]
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Ubuntu AI podcast: AI for day-to-day tasks

Welcome to Ubuntu AI podcast, where we talk about AI with the industry leaders. This episode was recorded in Riga, during the Ubuntu Summit 2023. We’re talking about the implementation of AI solutions for day-to-day tasks with the CEO of Nextcloud Frank Karlitschek. AI usage in Nextcloud We are talking about the AI usage at […]
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Canonical’s recipe for High Performance Computing

In essence, High Performance Computing (HPC) is quite simple. Speed and scale. In practice, the concept is quite complex and hard to achieve. It is not dissimilar to what happens when you go from a regular car to a supercar or a hypercar – the challenges and problems you encounter at 100 km/h are vastly […]
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The kernel of open source: community

It’s easy to see commits as the be-all and end-all of open source. They aren’t. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill post. I’ll come right to the point. It’s time to chmod some perspectives about life, the universe, and everything, at least in the realm of open source. The thesis? Viewing your fellow devs as comrades isn’t […]
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The great non-free-firmware transition

TL;DR: Dear Kali user, when you have a moment, check your /etc/apt/sources.list, and add non-free-firmware if ever it’s missing.
Programmatically speaking:
kali@kali:~$ sudo sed -i 's/non-free$/non-free non-free-firmware/' /etc/apt/sources.list

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Managing software in complex network environments: the Snap Store Proxy

As enterprises grapple with the evolving landscape of security threats, the need to safeguard internal networks from the broader internet is increasingly important. In environments with restricted internet access, it can be difficult to manage software updates in an easy, reliable way. When managing devices in the field, change management and compliance policies can introduce […]
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Cloud-native infrastructure – When the future meets the present

We’ve all heard about cloud-native applications in recent years, but what about cloud-native infrastructure? Is there any reason why the infrastructure couldn’t be cloud-native, too? Or maybe it’s already cloud-native, but you’ve never had a chance to dive deep into the stack to check it out? What does the term “cloud-native infrastructure” actually even mean? […]
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High Performance Computing – It’s all about the bottleneck

The term High Performance Computing, HPC, evokes a lot of powerful emotions whenever mentioned. Even people who do not necessarily have vocational knowledge of hardware and software will have an inkling of understanding of what it’s all about; HPC solves problems at speed and scale that cannot be achieved with standard, traditional compute resources. But […]
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Ubuntu Summit 2023 Reflections

We have just returned from the stunning city of Riga, where Canonical hosted the Ubuntu Summit 2023, and we are still buzzing with the energy from meeting so many of you.  Preparing this event was a team effort. A small team of us have been meeting for months, brainstorming ideas, preparing huge to-do lists, and […]
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MOTL: Minis Forum N33 NUC

Part 1: The hardware setup As a first attempt at trying MAAS outside the lines (MOTL), let’s pick a random, inexpensive Next Unit of Computing (NUC). Indeed, let’s start with a Minis Forum N33, which is older and “out of print.” The relevant forum is offline, and manuals are hard to Google up. Nice challenge. […]
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Fast and reliable telco edge clouds with Intel FlexRAN and Real-time Ubuntu for 5G URLLC scenarios

Intel and Canonical have been collaborating to deliver advanced infrastructure that can run the networks of the future. More and more, we see edge cloud systems deployed closer to end users and systems to meet the ever-increasing demand for faster edge networks that can rapidly deliver business services and boost productivity. This requires highly efficient […]
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Meet Canonical at CES 2024

It’s that exciting time of year, CES is almost here. With 2880+ exhibitors, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has cemented its position as the premier event for unveiling the latest technological advancements. With each passing year, CES becomes an even more integral platform for showcasing groundbreaking innovations. Join us at booth 9763 in the North […]
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Canonical joins the RISC-V Software Ecosystem (RISE)

Canonical is delighted to announce it is now a member of the RISC-V Software Ecosystem (RISE) to contribute to commercial readiness of open source software for RISC-V. Canonical’s commitment to RISE aligns with its broader mission to empower developers and businesses with open source solutions that enable them to build, deploy, and scale applications efficiently.  “Canonical […]
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Generative AI explained

When OpenAI released ChatGPT on November 30, 2022, no one could have anticipated that the following 6 months would usher in a dizzying transformation for human society with the arrival of a new generation of artificial intelligence. Since the emergence of deep learning in the early 2010s, artificial intelligence has entered its third wave of […]
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Real-time Linux: a comprehensive guide

In the mission-critical workloads of modern enterprises, where time boundaries and determinism can make a major difference, the demand for real-time systems has never been more urgent. In our latest whitepaper, we delve into the realm of real-time Linux. The whitepaper is a comprehensive guide to understanding and unlocking the potential of real-time Linux to […]
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Building a comprehensive toolkit for machine learning

In the last couple of years, the AI landscape has evolved from a researched-focused practice to a discipline delivering production-grade projects that are transforming operations across industries. Enterprises are growing their AI budgets, and are open to investing both in infrastructure and talent to accelerate their initiatives – so it’s the ideal time to make […]
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Canonical releases Charmed Kubeflow 1.8

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, announced today the general availability of Charmed Kubeflow 1.8. Charmed Kubeflow is an open source, end-to-end MLOps platform that enables professionals to easily develop and deploy AI/ML models. It runs on any cloud, including hybrid cloud or multi-cloud scenarios. This latest release also offers the ability to run AI/ML workloads […]
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Canonical announces the general availability of chiselled Ubuntu containers

Production-ready, secure-by-design, ultra-small containers with chiselled Ubuntu Canonical announced today the general availability of chiselled Ubuntu containers which come with Canonical’s security maintenance and support commitment. Chiselled Ubuntu containers are ultra-small OCI images that deliver only the application and its runtime dependencies, and no other operating system-level packages, utilities, or libraries. This makes them lightweight […]
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Implementing edge computing for V2X use cases in automotive

Vehicles are becoming more and more like mobile data centres. On average, a modern vehicle contains over 60 sensors that monitor various aspects of the vehicle, generating an immense amount of data that is processed on the go. This transformation is creating an unprecedented set of challenges for OEMs. Edge computing is a new paradigm […]
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