Tidal Media Inc. is delighted to introduce the new Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS Minimal, optimized for automated use at scale, with a tiny package set and minimal security cross-section. Speed, performance and stability are primary concerns for cloud developers and ops.
Lean, fast and powerful, Ubuntu Minimal delivers services reliably, predictably and economically. It is the perfect base on which to build your instances. The image contains just enough packages to run within Azure, bring up an SSH Server and allow users to login.
Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS Minimal is designed for completely automated operations, with none of the usual human-friendly utilities for comfortable interactive usage. Editors, documentation, locales and other user-oriented features of Ubuntu Server have been removed. What remains are only the vital components of the boot sequence. Images still contain ssh, apt and snapd so you can connect and install any package you’re missing. The unminimize tool lets you ‘rehydrate’ your image into a familiar Ubuntu server package set, suitable for command line interaction.
Fully compatible with all Ubuntu packages
While the footprint of Ubuntu Server Minimal is greatly reduced, it preserves full compatibility with standard Ubuntu operations. Any Ubuntu package can be installed on Minimal Ubuntu.
Minimized security cross-section
With fewer installed packages, Ubuntu Server Minimal Image will avoid some security vulnerabilities and require fewer updates over time. Use of Minimal Ubuntu will reduce overall bandwidth consumption for an institution and require less storage.
Smaller and faster, for automated cloud operations
Ubuntu Server Minimal is the smallest Ubuntu base image for your cloud operations. These images are less than 50% the size of the standard Ubuntu server image, and boot up to 40% faster.
The solution is powered for automated deployment at scale and made available across a range of cloud substrates. It uses the optimised kernels and optimised boot process on their target compute substrate.
Subscribe to the Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS Minimal, which is much smaller, boot faster, and will require fewer security updates over time since they have fewer packages installed.