The Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK) is pure upstream Kubernetes tested across the widest range of clouds — from public clouds to private data centres, from bare metal to virtualized infrastructure.
Canonical also provides a rich ecosystem of tools, libraries, services, modern metrics, and monitoring tools to make CDK easy to consume so you can innovate faster.
Kubernetes services packages
Canonical works with the leading public clouds and institutions to optimise Kubernetes. We offer three service packages to help you establish your Kubernetes operations. Please note that some options will incur additional costs.
$19,500 one off fee
Our three-day training on Canonical Kubernetes and tooling, helping you ramp up your Kubernetes skills and get you ready to deploy in your own environment.
- Kubernetes and Container basics
- Reference architecture
- Deployment on multiple substrates
- Security and patching
- Monitoring and logging
- Lifecycle management
- Backup and recovery
$45,000 one off fee
Get up and running in one week with a customised architecture to fit your requirements, including deploying on virtualised environments, private and public clouds.
- High availability Kubernetes, deployed on Public Cloud, VMware, OpenStack
- Custom Kubernetes architecture optimised for your workloads
- Calico, Canal, Flannel networking
- 3 days on-site in-person Canonical Kubernetes training
Kubernetes Discoverer Plus
$95,000 one off fee
Be up and running in three weeks with a production-grade Kubernetes cluster with a modular ecosystem to fit your requirements. Deploy virtualised or bare metal.
- High availability production-grade Kubernetes, deployed on Public Cloud, VMware, OpenStack, or Bare metal
- GPU acceleration
- Storage for persistent volumes
- Custom Networking options
- Management platform
- Private Registry
- Load balancers
- Application Catalog
- 2 days on-site in-person Knowledge Transfer to Kubernetes Operators
AI/ML Add-on for Discoverer and Discoverer Plus
Turn on the taps with a workshop to understand the full stack of machine learning. Build a full pipeline from developer stations to your data centre, to the public cloud. Canonical works with the leading companies to ensure you have the widest range of choices.
$40,000 one off fee
One additional day on Kubeflow, including Tensorflow and JupyterHub, covering everything your business needs to know to have a full on-prem/off-prem AI/ML game plan.
- On site or remote options
- Hands-on K8s and Kubeflow
- Full pipeline view
- ML / Data science assessment
ML / Data Science Assessment
Canonical will leverage its network of data science partners to deliver an AI assessment as part of the workshop with options for ongoing engagement post-deployment.
- Understand AI lifecycle
- Preliminary AI discovery
- Development assessment
- Deploy and operate analysis
- Finalize initial AI strategy
Why choose the Canonical distribution?
Google, Microsoft, Amazon and many other institutions run Kubernetes on Ubuntu because we focus on the latest container capabilities in modern kernels. That’s why it’s the top choice for enterprise Kubernetes, too.
Deploy and operate consistently on AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, Rackspace, SoftLayer, or on private VMware, OpenStack or bare metal
Canonical enables upgrades to each new stable release as well as edge builds, so you can migrate to the latest version as soon as you want.
Every component of Canonical’s K8s distribution receives security maintenance automatically, and all components communicate with TLS encryption
Enterprise support is provided by Canonical, options cover a range of SLA’s and choice of physical / virtual / cloud. We support the full stack from kernel to k8s.
Our Kubernetes distribution enables easy integration of custom monitoring, storage, networking, and container runtimes. We offer consulting for deeper customisation.
At your request, Canonical’s remote operations team can build and operate Kubernetes. We will transfer control of the cluster to your ops team any time you want to take over.
GPU and CUDA ready
Automatically detect and configure GPGPU resources for accelerated machine learning, AI and transcoding workloads on K8s.
Storage, networking and compute are overlaid in our hyper-converged reference architecture, ensuring the efficient use of resources and high availability failover.
Canonical’s Kubernetes distribution has consistently been the leader in K8s test suite performance and API standards compliance — the reference k8s implementation.
This is pure Kubernetes tested across the widest range of clouds with modern metrics and monitoring, brought to you by Canonical, the people who deliver Ubuntu.
Consistency and compatibility across public clouds and your private data centers.
CVE updates and TLS encryption across all components.
High availability and zero downtime upgrades are guaranteed.
Learn more about Kubernetes
On public clouds and on premises
Scale-out container management is top of mind for savvy cloud architects around the world. Ubuntu is, by far, the world’s leading platform for container-based workflows. Canonical provides enterprise-calibre support for Kubernetes.
|Ubuntu||Ubuntu Advantage for Kubernetes||Managed Kubernetes|
|Price per node (physical) *||$0||$600/year||$1,200/year||$4,380/year|
|Price per node (physical) *, on OpenStack **||$0||n/a||$0||$2,190/year|
|Price per node (virtual) *||$0||$200/year||$400/year||$1,460/year|
|Phone and web ticket support||None||8am – 6pm on weekdays||24 hours a day, everyday||24 hours a day, everyday|
|Industry-leading cloud operations tooling (Ubuntu, MAAS, Juju, LXD)|
|Deploy, run, scale, upgrade K8s|
|Monitoring and logging|
|High availability support|
|Remote operations, smart alerts and proactive monitoring by Canonical’s cloud experts 24 hours a day, everyday|
* Minimums apply
** ** BootStack pricing is in addition to the managed Kubernetes price of $2,190. You can run an unlimited number of virtual Kubernetes nodes on top of each OpenStack physical node. Ubuntu Advantage for Kubernetes is provided at no additional charge if UA for OpenStack has already been purchased for the physical node.
Test drive the Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes® today!
* Kubernetes® is a registered trademark of The Linux Foundation in the United States and other countries and is used pursuant to a license from The Linux Foundation