Plans and pricing

Ubuntu is always free to download, install, run, and upgrade. Free community support is available from Ubuntu Security Notices, AskUbuntu, UbuntuForums, Launchpad, PlanetUbuntu, IRC and through Mailing Lists.

For enterprises with production workloads Canonical offers the following suite of Ubuntu Advantage 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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Contact us about Ubuntu Advantage ›

For servers

  Ubuntu Ubuntu Advantage for servers
  Without support Server Essential Server Standard Server 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, everyday
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
Ubuntu Legal Assurance programme     Yes Yes
Unlimited Ubuntu LXD guest support     Yes Yes
Unlimited Ubuntu KVM 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 (physical) $0 $150/year $300/year
Phone and ticket support None 8am - 6pm on weekdays 24 hours a day, everyday
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

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 3TB.

Technical Account Manager

Get a dedicated support person for your account.

Dedicated engineers

Canonical can write code to support your organisation; for example, get Canonical to write custom drivers for your hardware.

* Requires a site-wide UA subscription

MAAS

MAAS is freely available, open source software from Canonical. Many enterprises depend on MAAS to automate and optimize provisioning for production hardware. 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.

  Ubuntu Ubuntu Advantage for MAAS
  Without support Standard Advanced
Price per machine $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, everyday
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, SUSE, and custom image
creation and deployment
  Yes Yes
High availability (HA) support     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. For large volume and public clouds with dynamic scale, we’re pleased to offer per-region pricing with flexible node ranges.

  OpenStack Ubuntu Advantage for OpenStack
  Without support Advanced Managed
Price per machine * $0 $1,500/year $5,450/year
Or, price per region per year ** - Small: $95,000
Medium: $225,000
Large: $420,000
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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
3TB 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

** Small region: Up to 99 nodes, Medium region: 100-499 nodes; Large region: 500+ nodes

OpenStack consulting packages

Canonical delivers turnkey OpenStack software solutions, on-site, through its field consulting team. Two plans are offered: the Foundation Cloud, which is based on our award-winning reference architecture, and Foundation Plus, which 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
On-site workshop and training 2-days 4-days
Hypervisor options KVM and LXD KVM, LXD, and Hyper-V
Software Defined Networking options OVS (GRE and/or VXLAN) Calico, Juniper Contrail, Cplane, Cisco ACI, Nuage and more
Software Defined Storage options Ceph Ceph, Swift, Nexenta, Solidfire, Quobyte, ScaleIO and more
Encryption   Control plane and storage

For more information about Foundation Cloud Build 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-caliber support for Kubernetes.

For more information about Kubernetes support, contact us ›

  Ubuntu Ubuntu Advantage for Kubernetes BootStack
    Standard Advanced Fully Managed
Price per node (physical) $0 $600/year $1,200/year $4,380/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)
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
24x7 remote operations, smart alerts and proactive monitoring by Canonical’s cloud experts       Yes
Disaster recovery       Yes

Kubernetes consulting packages

Canonical has two Kubernetes offerings: Kubernetes Explorer and Kubernetes Discoverer, but every Kubernetes we build is future-proof with automated upgrades to newer versions on demand.

Kubernetes Explorer

$15,000 one off fee

Get up and running quickly with minimal setup, predefined architecture and web-based training.

What’s included:

  • High availability Kubernetes, deployed on public cloud
  • Reference architecture
  • NodePort and Flannel networking
  • 8 hours hands-on, web-based training
  • 30 days of phone support *

Contact us about Kubernetes Explorer ›

Kubernetes Discoverer

$35,000 one off fee

Get a customised architecture to fit your requirements, including bare-metal environments or custom integrations and on-site training.

What’s included:

  • High availability Kubernetes, deployed on Public Cloud, VMware, OpenStack, or Bare metal
  • Custom Kubernetes architecture optimised for your workloads
  • Any CNI-compatible network (Calico, Canal, Flannel, Weave)
  • 4 days on-site in-person training
  • 30 days of phone support *

Contact us about Kubernetes Discoverer ›

* Ongoing enterprise support for Kubernetes after 30 days is optional.

Optional add-ons

Workload analysis (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning,
Blockchain, CI/CD, Serverless, Transcoding)
+$9,000 (Included in Kubernetes Discoverer)
CI/CD Workload +$13,000 (Included in Kubernetes Discoverer)
Architecture design +$20,000 (Included in Kubernetes Discoverer)
Custom monitoring +$7,000
Disaster recovery +$10,000
Alternate runtime +$5,000
Additional customisation +$1,500/day

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, everyday
Industry-leading cloud operations tooling (Ubuntu, MAAS, Juju) Yes
Deploy, run, scale, upgrade 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, everyday Yes