The move comes a few weeks after ServInt launched its new line of fully managed servers under the Flex TwoCore and Flex ThreeCore brands.
The Ubuntu Server software uses a crypto key to authenticate cloud images, ensuring developers that no VM they plan to deploy will pose a security risk.
Ubuntu Server is also the first OS to support Intel’s new Open Attestation in an OpenStack environment.
“Ubuntu has grown by leaps and bounds since its introduction in 2004,” said ServInt CTO Matt Loschert. “It is now the most popular Linux distribution in the desktop and laptop world, with increasing popularity on the server side as well. Since a large number of our customers are located in developing nations, where Ubuntu is extremely popular, the decision to add it was an easy one. CentOS will remain the standard OS for the vast majority of our customers, but for those who want Ubuntu, that option is now available.”
ServInt is offering Ubuntu with the latest long-term support version, 12.04.1, in both 32-bit and 64-bit iterations. In October 2012, Canonical released Ubuntu Server 12.10, with features including the Folsom release of OpenStack.
ServInt provides a range of IaaS, PaaS, VPS and dedicated server plans to hosting service resellers, web designers, developers and online businesses in more than 130 countries.
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