Mark Shuttleworth introduces hyperscale service MAAS, Metal as a Service
Ubuntu is continuing to innovate not only on desktops and mobile form-factors, but also on cloud computing, introducing a fresh new service, Metal as a Service or MAAS.
According to Mark Shuttleworth, MAAS was born to bring Ubuntu's attribute (speed, agility, etc) into "the physical world for hyperscale deployments".
"MAAS makes it easy to set up the hardware on which to deploy any service that needs to scale up and down dynamically", "it lets you provision your servers dynamically, just like cloud instances – only in this case, they’re whole physical nodes", furthermore via a simple web interface, users can easily add, update and adjust servers.
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