So, for those of you whom have put their head in the soil for the last 24 hours, I have big news: UEC on Dell Servers, Standard Edition, is out! The press pick up on our PR has been great, which is in-line with the reports I have got from our attendance at Dell FRS last week.
Anyway, it's been a very interesting project where not only we have learned to work with Dell, but also with each other as this involved quite a few teams within Canonical: Platform, OEM, IS, ISD, Corporate Services, Marketing, Legal.
I'd like to personally thank all the Canonical project team members that contributed in yesterday's release: Dave Walker, Dustin Kirland, Brian Fromme, Carlos de Avilez, Massimo Morana, Sylvain Pineau, Larry Poon, Gerry Carr, Fern Ho, Steve Georges, Neil Messenbird, Neil Levine, Esther Klein, Matt Nuzum, Stuart Metcalf, Henrik Homma, Amanda Brock, Bill Mason, Mark Murphy, Zaid Al Hamami, Brent Fox, Etienne Goyer, Alex Kaluzhny, Daniel Dolinov, Thierry Carrez, Chris Gregan, Marjo Mercado, Mathias Gug, Andrew Sinclair, Billy Cina, Tim Gardner, Andrew Garnder, Sean Sosik-Hamor, Joey Stanford, Elaine Logan, Matt Asay, Tom Ellis, Torsten Spindler, Steve Magoun, Anthony Lenton, Kent Baxley, Yaiza Bailen, Pat McGowan and Chuck Short. I should also include people that worked on this on the Dell Side: Rebecca Brenton, Aurelian Dumitru, Nicholas Wakou, Kevin Van Mondfrans, John Igoe, David Hardy and Brent Douglas to name just a few. Eucalyptus also contributed to this project: Shashi Mysore, Matt Reid, Dan Nurmi and Rich Wolsky. These lists are in no particular order, contributions vary from punctual to very long ones and I am afraid I may have forgotten some, but to all thanks for you hard work, patience, and understanding on this, we could not have put it out without each of you.
While this is out, there are numerous other subjects that are currently in dicussions with Dell as a follow up to this. It was a first collaboration with them on servers, but certainly not the last!