Canonical has introduced a new platform that containerises workloads using Android as a guest operating system for virtualising mobile workloads. Called Anbox Cloud, the mobile cloud computing platform allows enterprises to distribute applications from the cloud.
According to Canonical, Anbox Cloud runs Android on the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS kernel and allows enterprises and service providers to deliver mobile applications at scale, more securely and independently of a device’s capabilities. Use cases for Anbox Cloud include cloud gaming, enterprise workplace applications, software testing, and mobile device virtualisation.
Anbox Cloud is said to enable graphic and memory intensive mobile games to be scaled to vast amounts of users. Developers can also utilise Anbox Cloud as part of their application development process to emulate thousands of Android devices across different test scenarios and for integration in CI/CD pipelines.
Canonical added that Anbox Cloud can be hosted in the public cloud for infinite capacity, high reliability and elasticity or on a private cloud edge infrastructure, where low latency and data privacy are a priority.
Canonical has also joined hands with Packet as an option to deploy Anbox Cloud on-premise or at target edge locations in the world.