Ubuntu Pro for Azure
For production. For professionals.
Ubuntu Pro for Azure is a premium image delivering the most comprehensive open source security and Azure compliance. Ubuntu Pro is suitable for small to large-scale Linux enterprise operations offering pay-as-you-go billing on your existing Azure invoice.
Ubuntu Pro 22.04 LTS Latest
Delivers additional layer of security and compliance services and security patches covering a wider range of packages, until 2032.
Upgrade to Ubuntu Pro, with no disruption to your services or VM redeployment.
Ubuntu Pro 20.04 LTS
Maintained until 2030
Ubuntu Pro 18.04 LTS
Maintained until 2028
Ubuntu Pro 16.04 LTS
Maintained until 2026
What's in Ubuntu Pro?
FIPS & CC-EAL2 certified
Officially certified components to enable operating environments under compliance regimes like FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI and ISO.
CIS and DISA STIG
For companies looking to leverage industry benchmarks for hardening, Ubuntu Pro makes two leading implementation guides available.
Open source security
Ubuntu Pro adds security coverage for the most important open source applications like Apache Kafka, NGINX, Redis and PostgreSQL.
Predictable and optimised
Ubuntu Pro is based on Ubuntu and leverages both the breadth of open source included and the Azure optimisations built in.
Ubuntu kernel updates are regularly issued. With our Livepatch service, kernel patches are delivered immediately, without the need to reboot your VMs.
Priced for the cloud
Ubuntu Pro pricing tracks the underlying compute cost. Ubuntu Pro price varies between 3-4.5% of an average hourly compute cost, depending on the instance type.
The right Ubuntu for you
Canonical brings the most popular Ubuntu Server distributions to choose from.
Canonical backs Ubuntu Pro for 10 years, ensuring security updates are available throughout, with a guaranteed upgrade path.
Optional 24/7 support
Additional enterprise-grade support available through private offer for Pro.
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. This makes it ideal for companies that have embraced open source for their new products and need to ensure security for production and mission-critical workloads.
Scale, open source security and, Azure compliance across your Ubuntu instances
Choose the right Ubuntu for you
|Azure optimised kernel and userspace|
|Security patches for Ubuntu infrastructure components|
|FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria EAL2 certified components, with optional CIS hardening profile and DISA STIG|
|Kernel Livepatch for instant security and higher uptimes|
|Maintenance commitment||5 years||10 years|
|Instance||Category||Cores||RAM||Azure Infrastructure||Ubuntu Pro||Total hourly|
For complete pricing, see Ubuntu Pro 20.04 LTS on the Azure Marketplace ›
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Getting the best of Ubuntu Pro for Azure
Technical introduction to Ubuntu Pro
Open Source means faster development and lower operation costs but how do you deal with open source software provenance, patching and Azure compliance? Find out how Ubuntu Pro images are optimised, built, regularly patched and how you can customise them to simplify your infrastructure operations.
Simple VM provisioning with cloud-init
Cloud-init automates the provisioning of an operating system image into a fully running state. Typical tasks handled by cloud-init include networking and storage initialisation and optional package installation and configuration. This means users can build up-to-date images in no time and with minimum maintenance efforts.