Quality to the core
Ubuntu is part of the Debian family of Linux operating systems, which has the largest pool of developer talent, with every package built by experts. Canonical's rigorous release management, quality assurance, stress testing and product design enhances the quality of Ubuntu Server.
Modularity for large-scale deployment
Ubuntu's modularity means that your virtual appliances in the cloud are leaner, more efficient and more secure. The Ubuntu installation process is designed for people running thousands of similar, commodity servers, making it fast to deploy on a large scale and easy to maintain once deployed.
Diversity of pre-packaged software
Ubuntu includes the largest selection of pre-packaged open-source software. In the cloud, these packages reduce the time to deploy new infrastructure and improve the reliability of your deployments.
A renowned security track record
Ubuntu is protected by proactive security technology that defends your computer from typical threats. Canonical delivers updates for all supported software on Ubuntu, and publishes those updates globally. Ubuntu-based technology is easy to monitor for compliance with security policy. Ubuntu updates comply with industry-leading stable release update policy, ensuring that updates only address security and critical issues - avoiding unnecessary change.
Certified on your hardware
Canonical certifies Ubuntu on a wide range of current hardware from leading manufacturers. We guarantee Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud on certified hardware that supports the new hardware virtualisation features in modern x86 servers (any recent x86 CPU).
Tight integration between operating system and cloud infrastructure
Ubuntu leads the Linux field by integrating cloud capabilities directly into the operating system. Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud builds on the Eucalyptus cloud API standards. The relationship between Canonical and Eucalyptus Systems ensures that you have one clear path to resolve any issues with your operating system or cloud service.
Use the same Ubuntu machine images and management tools across both private and public systems, minimising costly re-training or application change when moving from private to public and vice versa.