We are pleased to announce that Canonical has stood up official mirrors in HP Cloud's AZ-1, 2, and 3 regions.
If you are using Ubuntu Server 12.10 Cloud Images, there is no action to take; 12.10 images are by default configured to use the new mirror address.
For Ubuntu 12.04 instances, the default Ubuntu image does not automatically use the in-HP Cloud mirrors. We are currently working with HP to publish a new image that defaults to the local mirrors. If you would like to switch to the new in-HP mirrors, simply run:
$ sudo sed -i -e \
$ sudo apt-get -y update
Note: *.clouds.archive.ubuntu.com is configured using split-horizon DNS. This means that the DNS answer to queries is based on the askering IP address; only queries originating within HP Cloud are answered with the HP Cloud mirror addresses. If your DNS resolver[s] is not based in HP Cloud, then you will be unable to benefit from these new mirrors.