New Ubuntu images became available for the Open Telekom Cloud in June 2018. Previously, users had access to so-called community versions of the operating system: Trusty (Community_Ubuntu_14.04_TSI_latest) and Xenial (Community_Ubuntu_16.04_TSI_latest) were offered as public images on Deutsche Telekom’s public cloud offering. But now there are new public images specifically tailored for use with the Open Telekom Cloud and its applications. The standard images are available under new file names with recognizable version designations: “Standard_Ubuntu_14.04_latest” for Trusty and “Standard_Ubuntu_16.04_latest” for Xenial.
As in the past, Ubuntu for the Open Telekom Cloud relies on software from the Linux distributor Canonical. The new standard images have been prepared with the ImageFactory of the Open Telekom Cloud. That means that just like all the other images for SUSE, RedHat and Fedora, Ubuntu will always remain updated as necessary. Users choose the images via an API or the graphical user interface.