Ubuntu Juju Charms the Cloud
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Canonical is set to release Ubuntu 11.10, codenamed the Oneiric Ocelot this week, with a key focus on the cloud.
Among the cloud-focused technology components that are set to debut in the new Linux distribution is something that Canonical is branding as Juju. With Juju, Ubuntu is aiming to deliver a cloud orchestration technology for server admins.
"Juju allows you to define an application as a service and then define relationships between different services," Mark Baker, Server Product Manager at Canonical told InternetNews.com.
Juju was formerly known as Ensemble during much of its development and was renamed in early September. The word 'juju' is a word meaning magic, in the same African languages from which the name Ubuntu itself was derived.