Ubuntu and Landscape: Canonical Connects the Dots

Canonical’s effort to diversify beyond Ubuntu Linux continue to accelerate. Even as the company preps Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) for April 2010 launch, Canonical is also promoting Landscape — a remote management tool — to resellers and end-customers. And there’s even a cloud management twist. Here’s the scoop.

In some ways, Landscape is similar to remote monitoring and management tools for the Windows market, where software companies like Kaseya, Level Platforms, N-able and Zenith Infotech promote their wares to VARs and MSPs (managed services providers).

Landscape started out as a SaaS-based tool (Hosted Edition), but more recently Canonical has started promoting an on-premises version (Dedicated Server Edition). It’s available free of charge with all of Canonical’s server support contracts. And for those who don’t have support contracts, a Landscape service subscription costs $150 per node per year.

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