Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure
Built into Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure provides the easiest way to deploy, scale and maintain an OpenStack cloud. If you’re planning to build a cloud today, Ubuntu Cloud provides both the technology and the support you need, without licence fees or the threat of vendor lock–in.
Building a public cloud with Ubuntu
If you’re building a public cloud, the combination of OpenStack and Ubuntu gives you a platform that is aligned with public clouds from AT&T, HP, Ericsson and Rackspace, with many more specialised clouds in particular markets adopting the same infrastructure.
Building a public cloud means choosing a platform that has scalability and openness built in. Stable, reliable, scalable dependable and flexible, Ubuntu Cloud supports multiple guest environments, so you can be sure that whatever your customers need to run, Ubuntu Cloud will handle it.
Ubuntu Cloud is professionally supported by Canonical, so you can deploy with confidence.
"Ubuntu was the natural choice for our public cloud. Its tight OpenStack integration means we can respond to customer needs faster. As our cloud business continues to grow, this lets us focus on up–the–stack services our customers want."
Ken Pepple, Director of Cloud Development, Internap
Offering Ubuntu in your cloud
Canonical offers a commercial service to public cloud providers, to ensure that the Ubuntu Server platform is easily and freely available, with enterprise–class support for those that need it. Public cloud providers engage Canonical to design, build and certify the Ubuntu Guest experience on their public clouds, to ensure that their cloud meets the high standards set on AWS, Rackspace and elsewhere and offers complete compatibility with Ubuntu when used on any other certified cloud.
Canonical invests in the Ubuntu experience on those public cloud infrastructures to ensure it provides the most complete combination of performance, update handling, compliance and reliability on those public clouds. Canonical also extends its commercial offerings of certification, management, audit compliance and IP assurance to paid contract customers using Ubuntu on certified clouds.
Canonical’s public cloud engagement program covers the enablement, certification and standardisation of those services. That means that customers can expect their cloud deployments from one cloud to work well on another. It ensures that critical tools used by millions of Ubuntu developers work as well with your cloud as users expect.
The program entitles public providers to use the Ubuntu trademark on guest images and ensures your users a compliant, consistent experience when running Ubuntu as guests on your cloud.
OpenStack reference architecture
Ubuntu Cloud is OpenStack, made easier to deploy and manage. OpenStack works best with Ubuntu because Ubuntu is the OpenStack project’s reference operating system.
Download Ubuntu Server
Whether you want to build your own cloud or run Ubuntu in a cloud, Ubuntu Server contains everything you need.