Canonical's Ubuntu provides open source to AT&T
FREMONT, CA: Canonical announces integration of Ubuntu OS on AT&T for its cloud, enterprise and networking applications across its businesses. The latest move proves to be a major achievement for canonical, as it will work on enhancing their smartphone project. This collaboration will help AT&T to build Ubuntu based apps across its external and internal systems. AT&T will deploy Ubuntu to create higher modular solutions that will leverage and scale its open source code advantages.
"By tapping into the latest technologies and open principles, AT&T's network of the future will deliver what our customers want, when they want it," said Toby Ford, Assistant Vice President, Cloud Technology, AT&T. "We're reinventing how we scale by becoming simpler and modular, similar to how applications have evolved in cloud data centers. Open source and OpenStack innovations represent a unique opportunity meet these requirements and Canonical's cloud and open source expertise make them a good choice for AT&T."
Putting forward its future demand for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and virtualization, AT&T has approved the deployment of Ubuntu OS into its own platform. More than 275 business customers and wireless users have globally recognized the virtualized network, an initial product of SDN.
Canonical is working on expanding their services to the mainstream consumers along with the developer communities. This collaboration with AT&T will provide them an opportunity to launch Ubuntu-powered smartphones with PC capabilities.
"We view this as an opportunity to expand our relationship with AT&T broadly, wherever they are amenable," John Zannos, Vice President of Cloud Alliances and Business Development, Canonical.
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