Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.
– Woody Guthrie
Interview Ubuntu Server and Community Team Members about MAAS and more
I had the opportunity interview Dave Walker, Jorge Castro, Francis Locaste, and Matt Revell about all things Ubuntu Server and Cloud (ok maybe not *all* things, but some really cool stuff); especially MAAS or “Metal As A Service”, AWSOME or “Any Web Service Over Me”, juju and more via Google+Hangouts on Air. You can check out the video here.
It was a fun hour, for me anyway, complete with a MAAS demo, explanations, how to get involved, and where to send your feedback on these topics.
Plus you get to catch a glimpse of the personalities behind MAAS, juju and AWSOME as well as what they personally like about what they are doing, and what the future of these projects look like. It’s AWESOME (pun intended!)
In this interview you’ll find out all that and more.
Below are the links and topics discussed, however if you want to see the MAAS demo, and see what Dave, Jorge, Francis, and Matt had to say then the video is a must see.
MAAS – Metal as a Service
Mark Shuttleworth’s Blog Post on MAAS – http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1103
MAAS Wiki – https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/MAAS
MAAS Launchpad Project – https://launchpad.net/maas
MAAS Launchpad Team – https://launchpad.net/~maas-maintainers
Jorge Castro’s Blog Post on MAAS – http://www.jorgecastro.org/2012/04/04/getting-started-with-maas/
MAAS Mailing List – https://launchpad.net/~maas-devel
MAAS announcement on Canonical site - http://www.canonical.com/content/%E2%80%9Cmetal-service%E2%80%9D-provisioning…
Juju Wiki – https://juju.ubuntu.com/
Project Site (Launchpad) – https://launchpad.net/juju
Charms – https://juju.ubuntu.com/Charms
Mailing List – https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/juju
IRC (freenode) – #juju
AWSOME – Any Web Service over Me
Awesome Stacking – http://www.ubuntu.com/cloud/private-cloud/awsome
Launchpad – https://launchpad.net/openstack
Ubuntu Server and Cloud Information
Website - http://cloud.ubuntu.com/
Wiki Page – https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam
IRC (freenode) – #ubuntu-cloud and #ubuntu-server