May 15, 2011 With it's second pick in the cloud draft Ubuntu chooses OpenStack... May 15, 2011/ Brian "Wags" Wagner Over at Desktoplinux.com they have a story about Canonical's annoucement that they have decided to go in a new direction with their cloud offering. Instead of using Eucalyptus they will be migrating to OpenStack. This will also mean that instead of supporting a E2C API they will be switching to the OpenStack API. This means very little for most people but if you were thinking about building a private cloud with Ubuntu's solution it is a pretty significant switch. In our opinion OpenStack is the better choice for both you and Ubuntu. The project has huge backers like NASA, RackSpace, Dell, Cisco and intel to name a few. It's also gained a lot of momentum. If you have looked at it check it out here.