Microsoft  is one of the most renowned company which has a moto to  set an avid goal of pushing Windows 10 to 1 billion devices. But coming to face the reality the one and only OS that is reaching new heights  in the cloud, desktop, mobile, and IoT segment is Ubuntu. Now coming to what Ubuntu is it is basically a Debian-based open source OS has been on a roll ever since IaaS has become predominant  to run server workloads in the cloud. Counting from AWS to OpenStack, Ubuntu is most preferred and affordable OS by system administrators and DevOps professionals.

Ubuntu Server is the world’s most well known and famous cloud operating system which is also known as the leading cloud guest OS, running most  workloads and data base in public clouds currently , thanks to its promise of providing it’s costumers with security, versatility and policy of legitimate updates. Along with that it ensures certified images available on clouds from partners like AWS, Microsoft Azure, HP Cloud, Joyent and IBM Smart Cloud and to highlight the fact that it is the only free cloud operating system with the claim of enterprise-grade commercial support. To focus on the current statistcis OpenStack is the leading open cloud platform.But Ubuntu is the world’s most popular operating system for OpenStack.Ubuntu OpenStack is the world’s most balanced and hussle free cloud available.Autopilot is the accelrated and most reliable way to build your OpenStack cloud.

Coming to few interesting facts about Ubuntu and its enormous growth would include some of the points as such.The first being Docker users love Ubuntu  and the sould reason for liking it so much would be because as per the statistics as of January 2016, over 37.5 million Docker users floated an Ubuntu container, which included multiple versions varying  from the most popular 14.04 trusty to the newly launched 16.04 xenial build. Ubuntu is the basic image server for many of Docker images.The second point for its success would be that Ubuntu is the most preferred Vagrant Box . Vagrant one of the popular, open source DevOps tool makes it a whiff  to configure dev and test environments. In the month of December 2015, Ubuntu crossed 10 million download mark on Vagrant.The third point  would base on another statistical report which was surveyed in 2015 stated that over 2 million Ubuntu instances were launched in the cloud  Based on their statistics, Canonical claims that 67,000 new Ubuntu cloud instances are launched every  single day. By far that will be the largest number that any OS vendor can attain at such a small notice Ubuntu rules the LAMP deployments in the cloud.

In the case of OpenStack 51% of OpenStack deployments are powered by Ubuntu . The OpenStack Foundation plans an yearly survey to get a snapshot of the adoption of OpenStack. The last survey that was done before the OpenStack Tokyo Summit which showcasted that Ubuntu dominates the scene with 51% of OpenStack deployments;33% of those run in production. CentOS is at the second position with 28% of deployments.Wikipedia and Wikimedia are also powered by Ubuntu . The world’s most relieble and trusted source of information is said to be delivered by Ubuntu  with more than 18 billion page views a month, Wikipedia is without any question  the largest content-driven web property. Both of these software Wikipedia and Wikimedia run on LAMP stack based on Ubuntu and Debian OS. Ubuntu runs some of the largest cloud deployments  as it is very well known to the world now.Wondering that what is the common among Netflix NFLX +1.62%, Uber, Lyft, Dropbox, Paypal, Snapchat, Pinterest, Reddit, and Instagram which can be said that they are not only the examples of prosperous  web-scale deployments but also case studies for Canonical. Ubuntu is the reason for all their success.

Updated: November 25, 2019 — 4:56 pm

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