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Canonical Kubernetes for multi-cloud operations

From the operating system to a full cloud native stack

Ubuntu is the reference platform for Kubernetes on all major public cloud.

Canonical Kubernetes is built on Ubuntu and combines security with optimal price-performance.

Canonical is a Certified Kubernetes Service Provider, your trusted advisor for a successful cloud native strategy.

Our cloud native automation framework ensures developer productivity and business innovation.

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Public cloud Kubernetes powered by Ubuntu

Cloud-tailored experience, optimised kernels, unlimited options

  • Ubuntu is the host OS for the world's most popular cloud-hosted Kubernetes
  • Per-cloud optimisations for performance, boot speed, and drivers on all major public clouds
  • Out-of-the-box cloud integration with the option of enterprise-grade commercial support
  • Ubuntu Pro provides deeper integrations with cloud services
  • In-cloud Ubuntu package mirrors for high bandwidth and local updates
  • Full control over kernel security patching with Canonical Livepatch

Learn more about public clouds ›

Canonical Kubernetes distributions

CNCF conformant Kubernetes with enterprise support

Low-touch Kubernetes for clouds, edge and IoT

  • All Kubernetes services and the most popular add ons in a single package
  • Minimal ops for easy clustering, self-healing HA and simpler upgrades
  • Lightweight K8s for resource-constrained environments
  • Secure by default, strict confinement, and long term support
  • Fixed-price deployment
  • Compatible with Linux, Windows and macOS

Composable, operator-based Kubernetes for the enterprise

  • Model-driven Kubernetes for fully customisable deployments
  • Pluggable CNI, CSI, CRI and monitoring components
  • Carrier-grade and hardware acceleration features
  • Support for third-party components and services
  • Full life cycle management for host and in-cluster with Juju

Canonical Kubernetes benefits

  • Delivering the latest pure upstream Kubernetes across clouds of all form factors
  • Extensive tooling catalog, lifecycle automation, and hundreds of integrations
  • Enterprise-grade high-availability & GPU acceleration, tested across all major clouds
  • Security patching and updates from the Ubuntu Security Team
  • ARM, x86 and specialised hardware to empower your innovation
  • Fully supported components to enable a complete working solution

Fully-support Kubernetes clouds

Fully-managed Kubernetes

Cost-effective Kubernetes-as-a-service on public and private clouds

  • Predictable economics, full-stack monitoring and clear responsibilities
  • Tailor-made Kubernetes deployments to address your use-cases
  • 24/7 active management by our team of experts
  • 99.9% uptime SLA means you get time back to focus on your business
  • Experiencing traffic peaks? On-request scaling is part of the deal
  • Upgrade fast to the latest stable Kubernetes the SAAS way
  • Data and security compliance certified by industry standards
  • Get back the keys to your Kubernetes as soon as you feel ready

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Kubernetes resources

Take control of your Kubernetes

Next generation Infrastructure-as-code for intent-driven operations and integrations

  • App domain operations knowledge, distilled into code
  • Reduced complexity with composable application topologies
  • Charmed operator lifecycle manager (OLM)
  • Parameterised async Day 2 operations
  • Fine-grained sidecar workload control
  • Charmed operator framework for shareable, reusable operators
  • Less YAML, simpler operations code

Explore the Charmed Operator Collection ›

Integrated cluster management platforms

Remove the toil of Kubernetes cluster management

  • No need to yaml and cli, we integrate with the most popular GUIs
  • Single pane of glass for your Kubernetes and container estate
  • Unified multi-cluster management and real-time monitoring
  • Policy-based management, governance, security and compliance
  • GitOps at scale for application management and configuration
  • Flexibility across environments from public cloud to edge

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Full stack K8s services

Transform your business and safeguard your infrastructure

Long-term Enterprise Support

Get full-stack support through Ubuntu Pro.
A single subscription for long-term security maintenance, kernel live patching and mission-critical infrastructure support from kernel to containers.
24/7 enterprise-grade support for K8s, OS and applications, from public cloud to the edge.

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Bootstrap your Kubernetes journey

Canonical Kubernetes consulting and cluster deployment services

Kubernetes Explorer

Training & onboarding package

Three-day Kubernetes training to ramp up your team's skills, including:

  • Kubernetes fundamentals
  • Container development basics
  • MicroK8s enablement
  • Charmed Kubernetes enablement
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Kubernetes lifecycle management
  • Security essentials

Kubernetes Discoverer

Reference architecture design & deployment

Three-day training & 2-week deployment of reference K8s architecture, including:

  • High Availability
  • Public clouds, VMware, Openstack
  • Storage & SDN basic options
  • Logging, monitoring, alerting
  • Kubernetes lifecycle management
  • Security essentials
  • Supported or Fully Managed

Kubernetes Discoverer Plus

Custom architecture design & deployment

Three-week custom architecture deployment project and knowledge transfer, including:

  • High Availability
  • Public clouds, VMware, Openstack, Bare metal
  • Storage & SDN extensive options
  • Third-party integrations
  • GPU Acceleration
  • Private registry options
  • Logging, monitoring, alerting
  • Kubernetes lifecycle management
  • Security essentials
  • Supported or Fully Managed

Kubernetes clusters with Kubeadm

Canonical provides commercial support for Kubernetes clusters deployed using kubeadm.

Get support for kubeadm

Train for the future

Train your sysadmins and DevOps engineers to become Kubernetes, OpenStack or Ubuntu Server experts. Canonical runs training programmes to suit all environments and all levels of experience. Get the most out of your investment.

Learn more about training ›

Get your K8s questions answered today

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