Ubuntu Pro for AWS

For production. For professionals.

Ubuntu Pro for AWS is a premium image delivering the most comprehensive security and compliance features. Ubuntu Pro is suitable for small to large-scale Linux enterprise operations — no contract necessary.

Launch Ubuntu Pro 18.04 LTS on AWS

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What’s in Ubuntu Pro?

  • FIPS & CC-EAL2 certified

    Certified components to enable operating environments under compliance regimes like FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI and ISO.

  • CIS and DISA STIG profiles

    For companies looking to leverage industry benchmarks for hardening, Ubuntu Pro makes two leading profiles available out of the box.

  • Open source security

    Ubuntu Pro adds security coverage for the most important open source applications like Apache Kafka, NGINX, MongoDB, Redis and PostgreSQL.

  • Predictable and Secure

    Ubuntu Pro is based on Ubuntu and leverages both the breadth of open source included and the AWS optimisations built in.

  • Kernel Livepatch

    Ubuntu kernel updates are regularly issued. With our Livepatch service, kernel patches are delivered immediately, without the need for reboot.

  • Fully AWS-integrated

    Starting in H2 2020, Ubuntu Pro will include integrations with AWS services including Security Hub, CloudWatch and CloudTrail.

  • The right Ubuntu for you

    Canonical brings the three most popular Ubuntu Server distributions to choose from - 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS.

  • 10-year lifetime

    Canonical backs Ubuntu Pro for 10 years*, ensuring security updates are available throughout, with a guaranteed upgrade path.

  • Priced for the cloud

    Ubuntu Pro pricing tracks the underlying EC2 cost, starting at 20% for the smallest t3.nano instances, and ramping down to less than 1%.

* For 18.04 LTS onwards. The maintenance period for Ubuntu Pro 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS is 8 years.

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Ubuntu Pro 20.04 LTS

The latest LTS release includes the 5.4 kernel out of the box. Ubuntu Pro 20.04 LTS provides extended maintenance through 2030.

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Ubuntu Pro 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release includes the 4.15 kernel out of the box, with an optimised 5.3 kernel available in Q2. Ubuntu Pro provides extended maintenance through 2028.

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Ubuntu Pro 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS shipped in 2016 with the 4.4 kernel, and is covered with Ubuntu Pro through 2024.

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Broadest open source security coverage keeps CISOs sleeping at night

Ubuntu Pro includes security coverage for the entire collection of software packages shipped with Ubuntu, tracking high and critical CVEs. Ideal for companies that have embraced open source for their new products.

Developers choose Ubuntu because it includes a set of open source packages known as ‘universe’. These include NGINX, MongoDB, Redis, Kafka… .With Ubuntu Pro, CIOs and security officers can be confident they can roll these packages out to production.

The new Ubuntu Pro images will deliver a further optimised experience to our customers, providing additional security and performance to their Ubuntu instances, Ubuntu Pro can be purchased, deployed and launched on AWS in a seamless and effortless manner, removing the need for additional provisioning or procurement processes.

Deepak Singh, VP of Compute Services, AWS

Choose the right Ubuntu for you

  Ubuntu Ubuntu Pro
AWS optimised kernel and userspace Yes Yes
Security patches for Ubuntu infrastructure components Yes Yes
Security patches for hundreds of open source applications, including Apache Kafka, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Redis and NodeJS   Yes
Compliance-friendly FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria EAL2 certified components, with optional CIS and DISA STIG hardening profiles   Yes
Kernel Livepatch for instant security and higher uptimes   Yes
Maintenance commitment 5 years 10 years

Read the Ubuntu Pro datasheet

Pricing for US East (N. Virginia) Region

Example instance size EC2 hourly Ubuntu Pro hourly
t3.nano $0.005 $0.001
t3.medium $0.042 $0.009
c5.large $0.085 $0.019
r5.xlarge $0.252 $0.046
i3.2xlarge $0.624 $0.088
r5d.4xlarge $1.152 $0.127

For complete pricing, see Ubuntu Pro 18.04 LTS on the AWS Marketplace

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