What’s in Ubuntu Pro?
All the Ubuntu goodness
Ubuntu Pro is based on Ubuntu and leverages both the breadth of open source included and the AWS optimisations built in.
Ubuntu kernel updates are regularly issued. With our Livepatch service, kernel patches are delivered immediately, without the need for reboot.
Open source security
Ubuntu Pro adds security coverage for the most important open source applications like Apache Kafka, NGINX, MongoDB, Redis and PostgreSQL.
FIPS and CC-EAL2 certification
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.
Starting in Q1 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, and 18.04 LTS.
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.
Launch Ubuntu Pro for AWS
Ubuntu Pro 18.04 LTS
The latest LTS release includes the 4.15 kernel out of the box, with an optimised 5.3 kernel available soon. Ubuntu Pro provides extended coverage through 2028.
Ubuntu Pro 16.04 LTS
The most commonly deployed Ubuntu LTS on the cloud today, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS released in 2016 with the 4.4 kernel, and is covered with Ubuntu Pro through 2024.
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
|AWS optimised kernel and userspace|
|Security patches for Ubuntu infrastructure components|
|Security patches for hundreds of open source applications, including Apache Kafka, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Redis and NodeJS|
|Compliance-friendly FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria EAL2 certified components, with optional CIS and DISA STIG hardening profiles|
|Kernel Livepatch for instant security and higher uptimes|
|Maintenance commitment||5 years||10 years|
Pricing for US East (N. Virginia) Region
|Example instance size||EC2 hourly||Ubuntu Pro hourly|
For complete pricing, see Ubuntu Pro 18.04 LTS on the AWS Marketplace