Ubuntu Pro for Google Cloud
For production. For professionals.
Ubuntu Pro for GCP is a premium image delivering the most comprehensive security and GCP compliance features. Ubuntu Pro is suitable for small and large-scale Linux enterprise operations offering pay-as-you-go billing on your existing GCP invoice.
Ubuntu Pro 22.04 LTS
Delivers additional layer of security and compliance services and security patches covering a wider range of packages, until 2032.
Upgrade Ubuntu LTS to Ubuntu Pro
Enjoy all the features of Ubuntu Pro without changing your application.
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.
Ubuntu Pro 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release includes 5.4 kernel and provides extended maintenance through 2028.
Ubuntu Pro 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS shipped in 2016 with the 4.4 kernel, and is covered with Ubuntu Pro through 2026.
What's in Ubuntu Pro?
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, MongoDB, Redis and PostgreSQL.
Predictable and optimised
Ubuntu Pro is based on Ubuntu and leverages both the breadth of open source included and the GCP optimisations built in.
Ubuntu kernel updates are regularly issued. With the 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 three most popular Ubuntu Server distributions to choose from ‐ 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS.
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.
Choose the right Ubuntu for you
|GCP optimised kernel and userspace|
|Security patches for Ubuntu infrastructure components|
|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|