Plans and pricing

For enterprises with production workloads Canonical offers the following suite of tools, services and support packages.

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Server

MAAS

OpenStack

Kubernetes

Storage

Consulting packages

* Minimums apply

Ubuntu Advantage

Ubuntu Advantage is the professional package of tools, technology and expertise from Canonical, helping organisations around the world get the most out of their Ubuntu deployments. It includes access to:

  • Extended Security Maintenance: critical security updates after Ubuntu end-of-life
  • Landscape: the systems management tool for using Ubuntu at scale
  • Livepatch: automatic kernel security hotfixes without rebooting
  • Knowledge Base: a private archive of expert-written articles and tutorials
  • Support: phone and web-based support at multiple service levels

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For servers

  Ubuntu Ubuntu Advantage for servers
  Without support Essential Standard Advanced
Price per node (physical) $0 $225/year $750/year $1,500/year
Price per node (virtual) $0 $75/year $250/year $500/year
Phone and ticket support None None 8am - 6pm
on weekdays
24 hours a day,
every day
Download, install, run, use,
update, secure, upgrade
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Landscape management   Yes Yes Yes
Kernel Livepatch Yes Yes Yes
Extended Security Maintenance   Yes Yes Yes
Knowledge Base   Yes Yes Yes
Certified VirtIO Drivers for Windows   Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu Legal Assurance programme     Yes Yes
Unlimited Ubuntu LXD guest support     Yes Yes
Unlimited Ubuntu guest support       Yes
FIPS-certified cryptographic modules       Yes

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For desktops

  Ubuntu Ubuntu Advantage for desktops
  Without support Standard Advanced
Price per node * $0 $150/year $300/year
Phone and ticket support None 8am - 6pm
on weekdays
24 hours a day,
every day
Download, install, run, use, update, secure, upgrade Yes Yes Yes
Landscape management   Yes Yes
Kernel Livepatch   Yes Yes
Knowledge Base   Yes Yes
Ubuntu Legal Assurance programme   Yes Yes

* Minimums apply

Optional add ons

Feature sponsorships*

Enterprises can support the quicker development of certain features, packages, or changes to Ubuntu for everyone’s benefit.

Custom hardware certification*

Get Canonical to certify specific hardware you are running that isn’t officially supported on Ubuntu.

Custom OS images*

Have Canonical create and maintain images that have the customisations your company requires.

Additional Ceph support

If you need more than the included storage.

Technical Account Manager

Get a dedicated support person for your account.

Dedicated engineers

Canonical engineers dedicated to your Ubuntu operations for server, cloud and kubernetes.

* Requires a site-wide UA subscription

MAAS

MAAS is open source data center automation provisioning, DNS, DHCP and IPAM software from Canonical. Many enterprises depend on MAAS to automate and optimize provisioning for server clusters. Canonical offers Standard and Advanced support plans priced per-machine-per-month or, for large volume and public clouds with dynamic scale, we offer per-region pricing with flexible node ranges.

  MAAS Ubuntu Advantage for MAAS
  Without support Standard Advanced
Per machine enlisted in a MAAS plan $0 $5 per month $10 per month
Per region per year
(unlimited machines)
- - $75,000
Phone and ticket support None 8am - 6pm
on weekdays
24 hours a day,
every day
Ubuntu and CentOS deployment Yes Yes Yes
Landscape management
(for the MAAS servers)
  Yes Yes
Livepatch
(for the MAAS servers)
  Yes Yes
Knowledge Base   Yes Yes
Windows, RHEL, and custom image
creation and deployment
  Yes Yes
High availability (HA) support   Yes Yes
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OpenStack

Canonical provides support services, management tools, and the Cloud Archive which keeps thousands of businesses productive with their own local OpenStack clouds.

  OpenStack Ubuntu Advantage
for OpenStack
BootStack
  Without support Advanced Managed
Price per machine * $0 $1,500/year $5,450/year
Industry-leading cloud operations tooling
(Ubuntu, MAAS, Juju, LXD)
Yes Yes Yes
Deploy, run, scale, upgrade OpenStack Yes Yes Yes
Landscape management Yes Yes
Livepatch (all hosts and Ubuntu guests) Yes Yes
Knowledge Base   Yes Yes
Certified VirtIO Drivers for Windows   Yes Yes
Up to 12TB of Ceph and/or Swift usable storage per node   Yes Yes
24x7 phone and ticket support (all hosts and Ubuntu guests)   Yes Yes
High availability (HA) support   Yes Yes
24x7 remote operations, smart alerts and proactive monitoring by Canonical’s cloud experts     Yes
Disaster recovery     Yes

* Minimum of 12 supported nodes

OpenStack service packages

Canonical delivers turnkey OpenStack software solutions, on-site, through its field consulting team. Foundation Cloud is based on our award-winning reference architecture. And Foundation Plus packs in a complete set of enterprise features and architectural flexibility.

  Foundation Cloud Foundation Cloud Plus
One-time price $75,000 $150,000
Expert delivery of an Ubuntu OpenStack cloud Reference architecture Custom architecture
Workshop and training 2-days 4-days
Hypervisor options KVM and LXD KVM and LXD
Software Defined Networking options OVS (GRE and/or VXLAN) OVS with Provider Networks,
BGP, DVR *
Software Defined Storage options Ceph Ceph, Swift **
Encryption   Control plane and storage

* Juniper Contrail, Cisco ACI, Nokia Nuage and more available as add-ons. Extra costs may apply.

** Solidfire, ScaleIO and more available as add-ons. Extra costs may apply.

For more information about Foundation Cloud or if you are not sure which one is right for you, contact us ›

Kubernetes

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 support for Kubernetes.

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  Ubuntu Ubuntu Advantage for Kubernetes Managed Kubernetes
  Without support Standard Advanced Managed
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, every day 24 hours a day, every day
Industry-leading cloud operations tooling (Ubuntu, MAAS, Juju, LXD) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deploy, run, scale, upgrade K8s Yes Yes Yes Yes
Monitoring and logging   Yes Yes Yes
Landscape Management   Yes Yes Yes
Livepatch   Yes Yes Yes
Knowledge Base   Yes Yes Yes
High availability support   Yes Yes Yes
Remote operations, smart alerts and proactive monitoring by Canonical’s cloud experts 24 hours a day, every day       Yes
Disaster recovery       Yes

* 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.

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Kubernetes consulting and training packages

Canonical works with the leading public clouds and institutions to optimise Kubernetes. We offer three consulting packages to help you establish your Kubernetes operations. Please note that some options will incur additional costs.

Kubernetes Explorer

$19,500
Basic workshop

Three-day training on Kubernetes deployment and operations, helping you ramp up your Kubernetes skills and enable you to deploy in your own environment and public clouds.

What’s included:

  • Kubernetes and Container basics
  • Reference architecture
  • Deployment on multiple substrates
  • Security and patching
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Lifecycle management
  • Backup and recovery

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Kubernetes Discoverer

$45,000
Workshop and custom architecture

Week-long training and workshop together with design of a customised architecture to fit your requirements, including deploying on virtualised environments, private and public clouds.

What’s included:

  • 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
  • Optional add-on: AI/ML $40,000 one-off fee

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Kubernetes Discoverer Plus

$95,000
Full enterprise deployment package

Onsite training, design and implementation of a custom architecture across bare metal, virtual and cloud environments. Create an optimised production-grade Kubernetes cluster with a wide range of capabilities from the open K8s ecosystem to fit your requirements.

What’s included:

  • 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
  • Security
  • Application Catalog
  • 2 days on-site in-person Knowledge Transfer to Kubernetes Operators

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AI/ML Add-on for Discoverer and Discoverer Plus

A workshop covering the full stack of machine learning, using Kubernetes for training and analytics. Build a full pipeline from your developer workstations to your data centre, and the public cloud.

AI/ML Add-on

$40,000
Specialised AI/ML workshop and readiness assessment

One week additional workshop dedicated to Kubeflow, including JupyterHub and your kubeflow-integrated frameworks of choice (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Pachyderm, Seldon Core, etc.), covering everything your business needs for on-prem/off-prem AI/ML operations.

  • On site or remote options
  • Hands-on Kubernetes and Kubeflow training
  • Full pipeline view

Canonical and a data science partner will deliver an AI assessment as part of the workshop to help you determine the readiness of your existing approaches and capabilities for data science.

  • Understand AI lifecycle
  • Preliminary data and process discovery
  • Development capacity assessment
  • Deploy and operate ML analysis
  • Finalise initial AI strategy

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Ceph and Swift Storage

Ubuntu Advantage Storage from Canonical embeds the proven open source software‐defined storage (SDS) technologies of Ceph and Swift into a 24x7 supported software solution with a unique usage-based pricing model.

  Ubuntu Advantage Storage
Up to 32 TB usable $5,000/year
Up to 128 TB usable $15,000/year
Up to 512 TB usable $45,000/year
Up to 1,024 TB usable (1 PB) $75,000/year
Unlimited storage $250,000/year
Phone and web ticket support 24 hours a day,
every day
Industry-leading cloud operations tooling (Ubuntu, MAAS, Juju) Yes
Deploy, run, scale, upgrade Yes
Landscape management Yes
Livepatch Yes
Knowledge Base Yes
Production grade monitoring Yes

Landscape Enterprise Systems Management

Reduce your team’s efforts on day-to-day management with Landscape, the most cost-effective tool to support and monitor large and growing networks of desktops, servers and clouds.

  Landscape on-premises
Price per Landscape server deployment on-premises $2,000/year
Private instance, on-prem or in a public cloud Yes
Automated package updates Yes
Remote package installation, update, and rollback Yes
Security compliance and audit reports Yes
Scale out system monitoring Yes
Hardware inventory control Yes
Role-based access controls Yes
High availability support Yes
Phone and ticket support for Landscape 24 hours a day, every day Yes