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Canonical and Pivotal Collaborate to Deliver Cloud Native Platform

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  • Ubuntu to Become Preferred Linux OS for Pivotal Cloud Foundry Leveraging Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage (UA) Support Services
  • Automated Approach to Security Patch Management Provides Game-changing, Rapid Response Approach to Linux Vulnerabilities for Pivotal Cloud Foundry Customers
  • Future Commitment to Formalize Industry Security Certifications for the Best Practice Use of Ubuntu within Cloud Native Platform Deployments

SAN FRANCISCO AND LONDON, July 6th, 2016 – Canonical and Pivotal® jointly announce today a collaboration to provide secure certified Ubuntu images within the Pivotal Cloud Foundry® platform. This collaboration brings together two of the world’s leading open source products: Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Ubuntu, the most widely used Linux distribution on the planet.

Tight collaboration between the companies has benefited both communities, partners and customers. With the continued commercial success of Pivotal Cloud Foundry and demands from its Federal and Regulated customers, Pivotal and Canonical are working to harden Pivotal Cloud Foundry’s distribution of Ubuntu operating system for DISA STIG and CIS Benchmarks.

“Widespread enterprise adoption in both cloud and physical machines, predictable release quality every six months, an unequalled package portfolio, an excellent security track record, and outstanding leadership around Linux Containers makes Ubuntu Pivotal’s preferred operating system for Pivotal Cloud Foundry customers,” said Joshua McKenty, Head of Platform Ecosystem at Pivotal.

“Ubuntu on Pivotal Cloud Foundry brings together the leading Linux OS and Cloud Native Platform for Enterprise scale-out cloud deployments,” said Dustin Kirkland, Ubuntu Product and Strategy at Canonical. “Customers will also benefit from all of Canonical’s professional service and support facilities when they choose Ubuntu images on Pivotal Cloud Foundry.”

Pivotal and Canonical are also working together to create and formalize an industry standard set of security certifications for the use of Ubuntu with a Cloud Native platform and will provide further details later in the year.

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Pivotal’s Cloud Native platform Pivotal Cloud Foundry drives software innovation for many of the world’s most admired brands. With millions of developers in communities around the world, Pivotal technology touches billions of users every day. After shaping the software development culture of Silicon Valley’s most valuable companies for over a decade, today Pivotal leads a global technology movement transforming how the world builds software.

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