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With MAAS = Metal As A Service
Server provisioning: what Network Admins and IT pros need to knowThis document is designed to help system administrators and DevOps focused organisations to understand bare metal server provisioning, understand its value proposition, and learn about how leading companies are using server provisioning solutions within their hyperscale environments.
Canonical’s MAAS helps organisations to take full advantage of existing hardware investments by maximising hardware efficiency, and a pathway to leverage the performance and security of hardware based solutions with the economics and efficiencies of the cloud.
The eBook contains 6 chapters on 20 pages:
- Executive summary
- Cloud speed with bare metal reliability and efficiency
- Get the most out of your hardware investment
- How the smartest IT Pros let software do the work
- Make hardware investments more strategic
They are introducing availibility zones like they exist in Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure:
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