Canonical, the parent company behind Ubuntu, has announced this morning that next month they will release Landscape Dedicated Server. Canonical's Landscape provides systems management and monitoring support for Ubuntu systems, but with Landscape Dedicated Server it should be easier to deploy in data-centers and the like.
The press release describes this new Canonical product as, "Landscape Dedicated Server will install in a customer's data center and provide all of the package management, auditing and monitoring capability of the hosted service for both physical and cloud-based Ubuntu instances. The Landscape Dedicated Server will be able to be configured to manage systems on a network with limited or no access to the public Internet. All system configuration, policies, and profiles are stored locally on the internal infrastructure."
Landscape Dedicated Server will be available next month and comes at a cost of $150 USD per node plus other support, server, and setup fees. The press release for Landscape Dedicated Server can be read at Ubuntu.com