Build your own private cloud
Building your first cloud is easy
In the interests of learning quickly, you might want set up a private cloud pilot. While Ubuntu Cloud includes everything you need, Canonical also offers a Cloud Jumpstart service to deliver a seed cloud at short notice, if you’d prefer to have an expert on hand for initial consulting, training and setup.
Enterprise-scale private cloud
Ubuntu is built to cope with the demands of web-scale businesses. Whether you want to move grid applications to a cloud or find efficiencies in your central IT provisioning systems, Ubuntu has been used by companies like yours to build more agile, cost effective infrastructure.
The benefits of building your cloud infrastructure on Ubuntu include:
- Compatibility with established cloud standards including the Amazon EC2 and OpenStack APIs. This gives organisations the freedom to move between cloud providers, or push private workloads out to public clouds on demand.
- Fast and efficient deployment of new services using Juju, the innovative new service orchestration tool included with Ubuntu Server
- Freedom of choice with support for a wide range of hypervisors, network components, storage components, presentation technologies and more.
- High availability with features such as node evacuation, that keep the cloud running normally if a component fails.
- Massive scalability based on fast, lightweight messaging between cloud components.
- Backing from a worldwide community that incorporates more than 70 leading technology companies and tens of thousands of developers. This community delivers new, value-added features regularly and fixes issues as they arise.
- Access to management, compliance and audit tools like Landscape which provide reporting and monitoring on your workloads wherever they are running – in the public cloud, private cloud, or plain old on-the-metal deployments.