Nov 7 – 9, 2022
Prague, Czech Republic
Europe/Prague timezone

Ubuntu on AWS: A survey of use cases

Nov 8, 2022, 11:30 AM
Karlin 2 (Hilton Prague)

Karlin 2

Hilton Prague

25 Minute Talk Infrastructure


Mark Thomas
Amazon Web Services


Ubuntu is extremely popular on the AWS cloud. From servers on EC2 and Lightsail to containers on ECS and EKS, services like AI/ML, and desktops on Amazon Workspaces, users of AWS consume a lot of Ubuntu. This will be a high-level overview of what has been done and what work still needs to be done, what works and what doesn’t. We will review collaborative efforts that have produced a better Ubuntu on AWS, including kernel optimizations and images. We will discuss what services integrate with Ubuntu or offer Ubuntu as a platform or a deployment option. We will review things that don’t currently work as well as they might, and touch on major pain points. We will conclude with discussion about how Amazon’s “customer obsession” can help the community drive innovation.

Session author bios

I am an Ubuntu community member and active participant in the most active Ubuntu LoCo in the USA. I have been using Ubuntu since 6.06, using Ubuntu in the enterprise "before it was cool". As a Support Engineer and Technical Account Manager at Canonical, I helped businesses solve problems in large and small production environments. As a Solutions Architect at AWS, I now work to advance Ubuntu and Open Source software in the cloud.

Level of Difficulty Intermediate
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