On a recent post to Planet Ubuntu, Dustin Kirkland announced he is moving on from the Server Team to the Systems Integration Team with Canonical and also talks about a new product called “Ubuntu Orchestra” a new product that is “a collection of the best free software services useful in provisioning, deploying, hosting, managing and orchestrating enterprise data center infrastructure services…” He then goes on to talking about “the brave new world of Management and System Integration." Will this new product work with Landscape or is it just another product?
I’m trying to understand why Canonical is spending time and money on Yet Another Product and Not Invented Here so it must not be good instead of working with the existing System Management providers to help move Ubuntu further and further into the enterprise.
Landscape is already defined as an easy-to-use management service how is this different from Orchestra?
Here’s my frustration, with Canonical we have a company that is investing in two products for Systems Management, when there are companies that do this for a living they could partner with and get support.
Can someone please explain both the difference in the projects and why Canonical is not working with other vendors for systems management?