Ubuntu OpenStack is fully supported through Ubuntu Advantage from Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Advantage provides efficient systems administration, fast problem resolution and access to the Ubuntu and OpenStack experts as and when you need them. You can choose the level of support you need based on your workloads and cloud setup. And now, Ubuntu OpenStack — The Canonical Distribution provides the quickest and easiest way to build and manage your OpenStack cloud.
Landscape is the systems management tool for Ubuntu OpenStack included with Ubuntu Advantage. It allows you to manage, audit and report on your Ubuntu OpenStack cloud, and services running within it, making your entire environment more cost-effective.
Ubuntu Advantage: what’s included?
- Landscape for systems management, including Canonical’s OpenStack Distribution
- Flexible deployment options, hosted or on-premise
- 24/7 global technical support including unlimited support for Ubuntu guest images
- Online Knowledge Base
Ubuntu Advantage pricing
Canonical’s cloud pricing is now based on availability zones, which we define as an isolated part of your cloud infrastructure, protected from failures elsewhere. Availability zones allow you to design and grow your OpenStack cloud without counting the number of physical nodes in production or having to upgrade your Ubuntu Advantage contract.
Ubuntu Advantage includes everything you need for your cloud: support, management, an unlimited number of Ubuntu guests, and Swift or Ceph storage options, all for one competitive price.
If availability zones don’t apply to your enterprise, pricing is instead based on the number of datacentres.
Service-level agreement for all cloud plans
|Hours of support||24/7|
|Number of cases||Unlimited|
|Support channels||Phone and online|
|Severity 1||1 hour|
|Severity 2||4 hours|
|Severity 3||4 hours|
|Severity 4||1 business day|
Choose the right level of cover for your needs
|Number of nodes||Up to 100 nodes||Up to 500 nodes||More than 500 nodes|
|Infrastructure 24/7 support|
|Landscape Dedicated Server|
|Unlimited supported Ubuntu guests*|
|Ceph storage included||64TB||64TB||64TB|
|Price per year per availability zone||$75,000k||$180,000k||$350,000k|
* Support for guests is limited to office hours, but can be upgraded to 24/7
Breeze through cloud building with Ubuntu OpenStack — The Canonical Distribution
The Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack guides you through all the steps necessary to configure, build and manage a working cloud on your hardware — and do so in minutes. There is simply no quicker way to create an OpenStack cloud.
Housed within the Landscape systems management service, it offers you a complete overview of your underlying infrastructure and complete control over how you build an Ubuntu OpenStack cloud on it.
Everything just works
The Canonical Distribution recommends the best storage, networking and hypervisor technologies for your infrastructure, with more partner solutions being added to the range of options as they pass their integration tests in the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL).
Monitor and manage as you scale
OpenStack-aware monitoring in Landscape helps you track the continued availability of your cloud’s computing, storage and network resources. It also helps with capacity planning by making real-time predictions based on current utilisation trends, helping you determine when to add new nodes or extra storage.
The cost of experimenting just dropped to zero
With Ubuntu OpenStack — The Canonical Distribution, you can now experiment with different cloud technology combinations with very little effort. You can re-design and rebuild your cloud as often as you want, with virtually no time investment at all.