Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Turnkey Linux Hub Taps Ubuntu and Amazon to Manage Web Apps in the Cloud
Shell in a Box
Turnkey Linux appliances ship with a Web-based terminal application.
Console Configuration Application
Turnkey appliances abide by typical Ubuntu system administration conventions, but also sport a simple console app for configuring networking.
Turnkey Linux Backup and Migrate (TKLBAM)
The platform's backup and restore utility creates encrypted backups of files, databases and lists of installed packages and stores them on Amazon's S3 service.
Launch on EC2
It was easy to launch Turnkey Linux software appliances on Amazon EC2 from the project's Hub interface.
Launch on vSphere
I used OVF-formatted Turnkey Linux images to deploy the appliances on VMware vShpere.
Also among the Web-based admin apps that ship with Turnkey Linux is phpMyAdmin.
EC2 Security Groups
I was interested to find a utility in the Turnkey Linux Hub interface for configuring the security policies that control network access for EC2 instances.
I could configure TKLBAM via the command line or through a Webmin module.