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Building the future with smart cities

Enhancing transport, utilities and infrastructure with the Internet of Things

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Trusted by leading service providers, globally

Limitless possibilities for smart cities

A software-defined future

Every day the world becomes more connected. Cutting edge technologies and new devices are in constant development.

The smart city sector is bringing innovation and automation to urban areas globally. From real-time to air-gap, new solutions emerge every day to address unique challenges.

The scale is vast, from digital signage to self-driving cars. The possibilities in a smart city are truly limitless.

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Distributed devices, connected and secure

Ubiquitous IoT

Smart cities will make citizen’s lives easier by taking advantage of connected devices scattered all around us, in many different flavours and applications.

Hardware and software platforms, as well as the services necessary to accelerate the development and maintenance of devices in the field, must be reliable and responsive. Systems must share information quickly and seamlessly. Security must be bulletproof, with automatic over-the-air updates for your distributed devices.

With these challenges in mind, Ubuntu Core has been developed, born secure, designed for IoT. Ubuntu Core’s fully containerised nature defines a new operating system paradigm, with applications that are fully isolated. Interaction with other applications or the system is only available through well-defined interfaces. This provides enhanced security features offering unmatched reliability.

About Ubuntu Core ›

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Smart cities need strong IoT device security

Strong security

Regardless of the smart city solution you are building, ensure you have the tools in place to guarantee a secure software environment.

Ubuntu Core offers secure boot, full disk encryption and signed software packages, guaranteeing system integrity. Snap confinement keeps your apps separated and controls access to hardware.

Curate your IoT App Store from global suppliers, with constant application security scanning and updates.

Cybersecurity with Ubuntu


IoT OTA updates

Compressed, transactional, signed and secure

Update any system, any device, any time. Future-proof your fleet with automatic, over-the-air updates.

With Ubuntu Core, full OS containerisation means transactional, atomic updates, data snapshot backup and restore, signed software integrity, compressed delta updates and more.

Complete control. No delayed patches, no partial updates. If for any reason an update fails, the device will roll back to its last stable state automatically.

OTA updates for Ubuntu Core ›


Hardware you can trust

ARM and X86

We optimise Ubuntu for major silicon architectures.

Explore device enablement and certification to guarantee the device you choose will work flawlessly.

Develop on Ubuntu today and pick your platform later.

Learn more about Hardware Certification ›


Top-rated extended security. Best-in-class isolation.

Long term support

We power innovation and production.

Get ten year CVE security maintenance, plus the most comprehensive container confinement and kernel livepatch for rapid rollouts in critical situations.

Count on Canonical for security coverage, automated testing, continuous deployment and progressive releases.

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How Canonical is making an impact


Accelerate data science

Deep learning

From self-driving to diagnostics and data analysis, Ubuntu is at the heart of some of the largest analytics operations.

Enjoy the freedom to use frameworks, languages, libraries and solutions, from the widest range of companies and clouds.

Run it on bare metal or public cloud. From Spark and Hadoop to Kubeflow. Better ML. Faster results.

Learn more about AI on Ubuntu ›


Straightforward compliance

Open source licensing

Confidently integrate open source components into your proprietary solutions.

Benefit from source identification for all software components, all the time.

Simplify compliance. Streamline certification. Protect innovation.

Learn more about Compliance in Ubuntu ›

Staying compliant while delivering innovation in government services ›

Let’s work together

We work closely with our customers to solve complex problems together. Our talented engineers are experts in IoT and are well-qualified to provide expertise and guidance to both smaller businesses and larger enterprises.

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