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OVH offers users the choice of using its modified custom Linux kernels or the regular distro's kernel. Ubuntu's license contains a clause that requires anyone who distributes a modified version of Ubuntu to get approval from Ubuntu and pay a license fee to use the Ubuntu mark. Canonical/Ubuntu wants OVH to pay a licensing fee of 1-2 euros monthly for each installation which over the course of a year would amount to about 1 million euros. According to the article Canonical (owner of Ubuntu) is also asking Dreamhost, which also uses a modified version of Ubuntu, to pay a licensing fee.
(google translate was invented so you could read the French articles I link to) http://www.clubic.com/pro/actualite-e-business/actualite-809784-ubuntu-canonical-payer-ovh.html
If any of you OVH based providers want to set yourself apart from the crowd and be the first to start offering PowerKVM VPS's out of RBX for under $7 monthly I might be interested. A Power8 OpenStack offering would be even better as long as you keep it under $7 (it's been impossible to find a Power8 VPS since OVH/Runabove ended their Power8 lab). :P
SoYouStart launched a new server line with amazing specs for the price.:
Virtualization options for Power8 servers: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/linuxonibm/liaam/liaamvirtoptions.htm
MongoDB and MariaDB already offer Power8 versions so these servers would be great for heavy data processing with large databases...big data
OVH is offline in Canada right now.
Someone miles away from the DC cut fiber somehow.
What is alarming here is that fiber goes to Newark, NJ, meaning it appears OVH only has that bandwidth. No local / regional peering. Quite strange.
6 strands are down. OVH CEO said 4 hours.
It's dark fiber, no clue how big the whole bundle they are in - might be a ton of fibers to cut, prep, polish, test, etc. before they get things patched up.