Weekly Journal 144 - MicroCloud

I have a feeling my time to work on projects from now until the end of the year will be somewhat limited. I will try to at least post an interesting link or two each week until I have more time available.


Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has a new private cloud offering called MicroCloud. MicroCloud bills itself as a lightweight private cloud solution that is easy to deploy to manage, but is capable of scaling to large workloads. As the economics of public cloud continue to shift towards provider profits, it may make sense to spin up a private cloud using local resources. While I’m not super keen on it being delivered as a Snap package, it looks like it’s very simple to install and set up versus other private cloud platforms like OpenStack.

I’m not a huge Ubuntu fan, but this has me intrigued. I might try to spin this up on a Raspberry Pi or two to kick the tires.