IBM and Ubuntu

Canonical and the Ubuntu community work together with IBM to ensure that Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Cloud work seamlessly with IBM applications. Our long relationship has resulted in many open-source customer engagements. We continue to collaborate in areas like KVM, OpenStack, VDI and devops, to provide reference architectures, supported solutions and cloud offerings, now and in the future.


IBM DB2 9.7 supports Ubuntu LTS

Ubuntu has successfully passed IBM’s stringent process for ensuring compliance with DB2 Universal Database for Linux. Together, DB2 UDB and Ubuntu deliver a stable environment in which to run business applications based on DB2. Canonical and IBM are both members of oVirt and OVA - and founding members of the OpenStack foundation.

IBM DB2 9.7 and future versions support all LTS versions of Ubuntu. The relationship helps ensure that customers of IBM and Canonical can deploy the leading database software on the world’s favourite free server operating system, with enterprise-grade support provided by IBM and Canonical.

Certified systems

Canonical and IBM work closely together to ensure that IBM System X servers are certified for the latest Ubuntu Server versions, including Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, the current long-term support release.

Canonical certifies hardware using an extensive set of hardware and operating system tests, representative of in-field use to ensure System X hardware is fully compatible with Ubuntu.

See all IBM systems certified by Ubuntu ›

Take the online tour of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop ›