Mark Shuttleworth Talks Ubuntu, JuJu, DevOps, and The Cloud
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu Project took time out after his busy CES schedule to do a quick interview about Ubuntu with regards to Developers, DevOps and the Cloud.
In response to a question about Ubuntu's use of OpenStack and the Cloud , Shuttleworth explains, "OpenStack, I think, has emerged as the profound center of gravity for the open source work around public cloud computing, private cloud computing, and hybrid cloud computing." He also admits that the 'Cloud world' has dramatically increased the speed of deployment, creating situations where companies are deploying large chunks of complex infrastructure throughout the day. This, Shuttleworth says, is where the importance of JuJu and DevOps comes in. "Really successful web companies had very effective, very efficient relations between Dev and Ops."
JuJu is aimed to provide a single location for conceptualizing and distilling all of the dependencies, issues, and scripting required for projects. This information can then be reused across different communities, scenarios and infrastructures by both Development and Operations. Shuttleworth also discussed the popularity of Mac OS among developers for its beauty and design, but is quick to point out that's essentially "Unix under the hood." Not to mention, "you can now essentially get a Unix workstation with Ubuntu that is as usable as it would be with a Mac, but you have more flexibility, more freedom in choosing the capabilities of that work station, and you can set up your development process using tools that will be exactly matched to what Ops will use to deploy."