Canonical’s Stripped-Down “Snappy” Ubuntu Comes To Google’s Compute Engine

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A week ago, Canonical released the first alpha version of its new minimalist “Snappy” edition of Ubuntu Core for container farms. To the surprise of many, the launch partner for Snappy was Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform. Starting today, however, you will also be able to use this version of Ubuntu on Google’s Compute Engine.

Google has clearly made support for containers a major focus of its cloud computing efforts (and more so than any of its competitors), so today’s announcement doesn’t come as a big surprise.

2014-12-15_1954The basic idea behind Snappy and Ubuntu Core is to give developers access to a minimal server image that only features the necessary libraries to then install whatever application a developer needs. Those applications then run in their own sandboxed “AppArmor” environments — a system Canonical developed for its mobile efforts. The other feature that makes Snappy stand out…

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