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Ubuntu on AWS Outposts

The most popular operating system in the public cloud, running on your premises with a consistent AWS experience.

Security, compliance and support available for all enterprise scenarios.

Talk to us about Ubuntu on AWS Outposts

Choose the right Ubuntu for you

Select between the standard Ubuntu Server and the Pro edition, which includes expanded security, compliance and AWS integration:


Free to use

  • AWS service ready solution for AWS Outposts
  • AWS-optimised kernel and userspace components built from the latest releases
  • Broad set of open source application components available for development
  • Security patches for the kernel and key infrastructure components
  • Updates mirrored and images published in all AWS regions worldwide
  • 5-year lifetime

Run Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS

Ubuntu Pro for AWS

Starting at 0.1c/hour

  • AWS service ready solution for AWS Outposts
  • Includes all Ubuntu optimisations and updates of the free version
  • Expanded security covering application components delivered with Ubuntu, including Apache Kafka, NGINX, MongoDB, Redis and PostgreSQL
  • Kernel live patching for instant security and longer uptimes
  • FIPS 140-2 and CC-EAL certified components
  • 10-year lifetime

Launch Ubuntu Pro 20.04 LTS

More about Ubuntu Pro for AWS ›



Ubuntu on AWS Outposts runs on an AWS-optimised kernel, which includes improved device drivers, like ENA, and out of the box support for accelerators like GPUs. This means faster instance starts and better runtime performance for your workloads.

Security built in

Our security teams track alerts 24x7 and release- patches to system components and applications continuously. Canonical operates a worldwide distribution network ensuring that package updates are delivered in-region quickly.

Compliance ready

Ubuntu Pro for AWS offers long term maintenance, compliance (FIPS, CIS), expanded security coverage and optional 24x7 support; covering any extra requirements you have for your on-premises workloads.

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Launching Ubuntu on AWS Outposts

  1. Select the region your AWS Outpost is attached

  2. Select the Ubuntu version you want to launch

    Launch an EC2 instance and select Ubuntu from the instance launch quickstart, or visit the marketplace for more Ubuntu options.

  3. Select the VPC your AWS Outposts resides

    When configuring the instance launch, make sure to select the network for your Outpost, and your instance will automatically be launched.