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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 24.04 LTS Latest

Delivers additional layer of security and compliance services and security patches covering a wider range of packages, until 2034.

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Upgrade Ubuntu LTS to Ubuntu Pro

Upgrade to Ubuntu Pro, with no disruption to your services or VM redeployment.

Previous Releases

Ubuntu Pro 22.04 LTS

Maintained until 2034

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Ubuntu Pro 20.04 LTS

Maintained until 2030

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Ubuntu Pro 18.04 LTS

Maintained until 2028

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Ubuntu Pro 16.04 LTS

Maintained until 2026

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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.


    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.

  • Kernel Livepatch

    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.

  • 10-year lifetime

    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.

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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. 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.

One key reason why developers prefer Ubuntu is that it includes a huge set — in total, over 26,000 packages — of upstream open source known as 'universe'. Universe includes workloads like NGINX, MongoDB, Redis, Kafka, but also language ecosystems like Python, Java, Ruby and Javascript/Node.js. With Ubuntu Pro's built-in CVE tracking and patching, CIOs and security officers can be confident they can roll these packages out to production.

Scale, open source security and, Azure compliance across your Ubuntu instances

Scaling with Ubuntu Pro

Building enterprise-grade infrastructure with open source, speed, reliability, and support.

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Operating open source securely

Achieve more through open source software in a trusted way — with no compromises on security and support.

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Choose the right Ubuntu for you

  Ubuntu Ubuntu Pro
Azure 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, RabbitMQ, Redis and NodeJS and key language ecosystems including Java, Python, Ruby and Javascript/Node.js   Yes
FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria EAL2 certified components, with optional CIS hardening profile and DISA STIG   Yes
Kernel Livepatch for instant security and higher uptimes   Yes
Maintenance commitment 5 years 10 years

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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.

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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.

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