Ubuntu for cloud

Build an OpenStack cloud in minutes using The Canonical Distribution

Ubuntu OpenStack - The Canonical Distribution is the easiest way to build an OpenStack cloud. It is based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, and the Juno release of OpenStack.

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Run Ubuntu Server on the cloud

Ubuntu is the most popular guest operating system in the cloud, with optimised images available on all leading platforms, from AWS and Azure to Joyent and HP Cloud.

To deploy Ubuntu Server on your choice of public cloud platform, please select it from the choice presented by your provider.

For deploying on your own OpenStack cloud or unsupported public clouds, we offer a range of standard Ubuntu Server cloud images.

Download standard Ubuntu Server cloud images ›

Latest version of Ubuntu OpenStack

If you prefer a manual setup of the latest Ubuntu OpenStack version, you can follow the instructions in our OpenStack operations guide.

View instructions here

Use any version of OpenStack

If you’re staying on 12.04 or 14.04 but you need OpenStack Juno, run the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:juno

Download a previous release

Looking for a previous LTS point release with its original stack? Older versions of Ubuntu remain available.

Previous releases