Ubuntu: creating the world’s best open source software platform
Ubuntu is a platform that spans from the PC and the smartphone to the server and the cloud. It includes a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade tools for development, configuration, management and service orchestration.
Canonical and Ubuntu
Canonical defines Ubuntu’s strategy and drives innovation with a team of over 500 dedicated designers, developers and project managers.
Since 2004, we have ensured that Ubuntu is released on time, twice every year.
Ubuntu is the leading OS in the cloud — OpenStack is built into Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu is the reference operating system for OpenStack.
With our partner network, we make Ubuntu available globally through retail channels and on most major public clouds.
In the cloud: driving enterprise agility
Ubuntu is at the forefront of large cloud infrastructure deployments, thanks to Canonical’s experience in building clouds for our customers and our involvement in the OpenStack project as a founding member. Ubuntu is also optimised and certified for the most popular public clouds — so wherever you choose to run your applications and services, you can always use Ubuntu.
Canonical has also created several important tools to help customers build, manage and scale their clouds. For telcos and enterprises, Landscape helps administrators deploy and manage Ubuntu clouds cost-effectively. And whether you are using your own cloud or someone else’s, Juju and MAAS drastically reduce the time, cost and complexity of deploying and scaling in any cloud environment.
“Ubuntu remains the most popular operating system for OpenStack deployments ”
OpenStack User Survey, November 2013
On the client: multiple devices, one experience
Ubuntu is a single software platform that runs across smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs. It is designed to help make converged computing a reality: one system, one experience, multiple form factors.
Canonical works with most of the world’s leading phone and PC makers, to certify Ubuntu for use on a huge range of devices. As a result, Ubuntu is now available on computers for sale in over 3,000 retailers across Mexico, China and India.