Hardware partners

Partnering with Canonical is a great way to keep your products ahead of the competition. The Technical Partner Programme gives access to the latest Ubuntu information, tools and training to help you get to market quicker and for less.

Get ahead with Ubuntu and Canonical

As Ubuntu use grows around the world there’s an increasing demand for fully compatible devices. The need spans hardware (servers, desktops, laptops and more) and enterprise software, and manufacturers are looking to capitalise.

To get to market quicker and reduce costs, OEMs and their partners need components that are compatible with the latest Ubuntu releases. For IHVs and ISVs, the big question is how to develop, test and certify such products.

The answer is to work with Canonical, the company sponsoring the Ubuntu project. OEMs, IHVs, ISVs and peripheral manufacturers can subscribe to the Canonical Technical Partner Programme, which provides all the information, tools and training a manufacturer needs to keep its products ahead of the Ubuntu development curve.

What is the Technical Partner Programme?

The Technical Partner Programme enables collaboration between Canonical and partners. It helps partners understand how Ubuntu is developed and enhanced, and provides access to the roadmap. Partners can share their plans for developing new hardware, ensuring full support in Ubuntu from launch.

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Join the Technical Partner Programme

If you’d like to work closely with Canonical during the development of future hardware, it’s easy to get started. Give us a few details and one of our programme experts will be in touch to discuss your needs.

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Technical partners

  • AMD

    AMD is a semiconductor design innovator driving the next era of digital experiences with its groundbreaking Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). AMD’s server products focus on industry-leading cloud computing and virtualisation environments.

  • AMD-SeaMicro

    AMD-SeaMicro is transforming the data center with servers that draw 1/4 the power and take 1/2 the space of traditional servers. Our servers with Freedom(tm) fabric are the most energy-efficient server systems, and in 10RU, it provides 512 cores, 160 Gbps of networking I/O, and the capacity for more than 5 PB of storage.

  • ARM

    The ARM computing architecture has rocketed in popularity since the company started licensing its design in 1990. It has become a standard for modern digital devices from phones to tablets, shipped in billions of devices. ARM’s popularity is a result of high performance coupled with leading power efficiency and low costs.

  • Asus

    ASUS has been working with Canonical to bring to market a number of Eee PC netbooks. The Eee PC with Ubuntu is fast, virus-free and packed full of applications through the Ubuntu Software Centre. Given Ubuntu’s six-monthly release cycle, ASUS users can quickly take advantage of future enhancements and always stay up-to-date.

  • Cisco

    Cisco’s Unified Data Center architecture can simplify and accelerate the deployment of scalable cloud solutions. Canonical and Cisco work closely together to ensure the compatibility of Cisco’s products and technologies with Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu OpenStack distributions.

  • Dell

    Canonical and Dell continue to work together to deliver the best machines running the best of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now available on desktops, servers and on the cloud. Whether it's Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud on Dell servers or Ubuntu on home and business netbooks and PCs, Canonical works closely with Dell's engineering team to pre-install Ubuntu. ...

  • EMC

    EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS). Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

  • HP

    Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices.

  • HP

    Ubuntu Server is now certified on industry-standard HP ProLiant servers. Following a series of rigorous tests in the Canonical labs, this certification gives users the reassurance they need that their mid-range HP servers are fully compatible with Ubuntu Server.

  • HP

    Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based products, have been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs.

  • Lenovo

    Canonical has been shipping Ubuntu on Lenovo's Think Center and Idea Center machines for over one year. There are now over 30 Lenovo ThinkPads certified with Ubuntu, including the popular Edge series. The Idea Center range has also been included in the Chinese national 'Farmer PC' project. ThinkPads, pre-installed with Ubuntu 10.10, are available with ...

  • LSI

    LSI designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacentres, mobile networks and client computing. Their technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with their partners.

  • NVidia

    NVIDIA has pioneered the art and science of visual computing. The company's technologies are transforming a world of displays into a world of interactive discovery — for everyone from gamers to scientists, and consumers to enterprise customers.

  • Quanta

    Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) is a leading provider of server, storage, network switch, and integrated rack products for cloud datacenters worldwide. The company's customers demand the engineering and manufacturing capabilities provided by one of the world's largest hardware companies, but require hardware tuned and optimized to their unique workload specifications.