At the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announced that the software company has ported its Juju DevOps tool to Microsoft’s Windows and Red Hat’s CentOS.

Juju is a DevOps program for automating cloud infrastructure and server configuration. It uses features called “Charms” to deploy application architectures to cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, OpenStack and Azure. The charms, which can be written in any language that runs on Ubuntu, define applications as services, executing deployments and scaling from the command line to a cloud platform or server.

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During his keynote, Shuttleworth announced a partnership with IBM, which is committing a team to integrate Juju with IBM cloud products, OpenStack Heat orchestration, and the TOSCA cloud orchestration standards initiative maintained by OASIS.

Shuttleworth also announced that due to customer requests and a new partnership with cloud interoperability company Cloudbase Solutions, Canonical will release Juju for Red Hat’s CentOS operating systems as well as Microsoft’s Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012. Porting Juju to these competing operating systems will expand the OpenStack ecosystem, enabling integration and orchestration of Windows and Linux on the same OpenStack cloud, he said.

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