Ubuntu: the centre of the cloud ecosystem

Ubuntu is integral to public clouds, PaaS, OpenStack, SDN / NFV and much more, so it’s no surprise that developers and ISVs now default to Ubuntu. To help you navigate this ecosystem, Canonical has partnered with the best software, hardware and solutions providers.


Charm Partner Programme

Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps you leverage the power of Juju, the service orchestration tool, by helping you create Juju charms for your products. Charms encapsulate all the important configuration information, effectively defining how your services will be deployed and how they will work with other services. The result? Anyone can demo, deploy and scale your applications, just as well as your best engineers.

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Ubuntu OpenStack interoperability lab

Ubuntu is the world’s most popular choice for OpenStack clouds, with 55% of OpenStack users choosing Ubuntu as their preferred platform. As more new solutions are developed for Ubuntu OpenStack, interoperability between components becomes increasingly important. In the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab, we test and integrate our partners’ hardware and software rigorously, to ensure all components can be combined reliably in real-world deployments.

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Ubuntu OpenStack factsheet ›

What makes up Ubuntu OpenStack? And how do all the parts fit together? ›


Some of our key partnerships

VMware, the world leader in virtualisation, works with Canonical on OpenStack plugins that ensure Ubuntu Openstack will work with VMware's vSphere and Nicira platforms.

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As well as certifying Ubuntu with its UCS hardware, Cisco works with Canonical to produce Cisco Validated Designs for Ubuntu OpenStack and solutions like the Nexus 1000KV as well as collaborating around the leading SDN policy solutions pFlex.

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Canonical and the Ubuntu community collaborate closely with IBM on many projects, including Ubuntu OpenStack, KVM, VDI, Cloud and the availability of Ubuntu on IBM OpenPOWER.

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Ubuntu is the scale-out platform for HP’s ProLiant and Moonshot Systems, the foundation for HP Cloud Services and a certified, pre-loaded OS on many HP retail PCs.

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Inktank supports the adoption of Ceph, a revolutionary open-source storage project that helps cut costs and boost operational flexibility. Ceph is supported in Ubuntu Advantage.

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World leading public cloud partners

If you’re a public cloud provider, The Ubuntu Public Cloud Program lets you make certified Ubuntu Server images available to your users, along with the option of commercial support from Canonical.

IBM manages millions of cloud-based transactions every day, in areas as diverse as banking, communications, healthcare and government.

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As a result of close technical collaboration between Microsoft and Canonical, Ubuntu is both optimised and certified for use on Microsoft Azure.

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The Joyent Manta Storage Service is the first compute-on-storage innovation to eliminate data movement, enabling fast,inexpensive big data analysis in-place.

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Amazon Web Services provides a reliable, scalable, low-cost cloud infrastructure platform that powers thousands of businesses, in 190 countries around the world.

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Canonical helps IaaS provider CloudSigma give its users an automated, Juju-based system for delivering applications into its environment quickly and easily.

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HP Cloud Application PaaS is a public cloud compute and storage solution that delivers secure, scalable, and reliable capacity on demand.

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Become a cloud ecosystem partner

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