OpenStack private cloud

Multi–cloud operations are more cost-effective with a private cloud. Private cloud is more cost–effective with Canonical's Charmed OpenStack.

Save up to 65% with Charmed OpenStack.

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Proven record of success

Telcos, financial institutions, hardware manufacturers, government institutions, enterprises.

OpenStack and Ubuntu help you optimise infrastructure costs across all market sectors all over the world.

Engineered for best price–performance

Designed to be economical in every way

Smart operations, optimal architecture, better pricing.

All of this to ensure TCO reduction of your cloud, while expanding your budget for innovation.

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Maximum multi-cloud cost optimisation

Run your workloads where it makes the most sense from an economical point of view

The future of infrastructure is multi-cloud.

Using private and public cloud infrastructure at the same time allows you to optimise your CapEx and OpEx costs.

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Cheaper VMs

Machines cost less if they run in a private cloud

Compare the prices of sample VMs running on a baseline Charmed OpenStack cloud over a three-year period. The calculations include hardware costs, typical hosting charges and fully-managed service*.

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* Exact prices may vary depending on the used hardware, cloud configuration, local hosting charges and salary costs.

VM flavour Number of VMs Price per hour
3078 $0.0132
1539 $0.0264
769 $0.0529
384 $0.1059

Case study

We bring infrastructure costs down

Read how Charmed OpenStack helped SBI Group to optimise their CapEx and OpEx costs

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Canonical's solution was a third of the price of the other proposals we'd received. The solution is also proving to be highly cost-effective, both from CAPEX and OPEX perspectives.

Georgi Georgiev, CIO at SBI BITS

Fixed-price delivery

Consulting packages tailored to your needs

No hidden costs. No surprises. Everything is clear from the beginning. We design the cloud. We build the cloud.

Choose your package:

Private Cloud Build

$75,000 fixed price


Design and deployment of a baseline OpenStack cloud based on the reference architecture.

What's included: *

  • Hardware guidance and sizing
  • Reference architecture
  • Simplified networking
  • Hyper-converged or Converged
  • Containerised control plane
  • Observability stack
  • Block and object storage
  • High availability

Design and delivery on certified hardware.

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Private Cloud Build Plus

$150,000 fixed price


Design and deployment of a carrier-grade, feature-rich OpenStack cloud based on a custom architecture.

What's included: *

Everything in Private Cloud Build, plus:

  • Custom architecture
  • Containerised or isolated control plane
  • Complex networking
  • LDAP or Active Directory integration
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Encryption in flight and at rest
  • EPA tuning options
  • Block, object and file storage
  • Layer–7 load balancer
  • Secrets management

Workshops determine the optimal architecture for your workloads and integration requirements.

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* Additional features, functionality and integrations are available via add-ons

Total bottom-up automation

Fully automated OpenStack deployment and operations

From bare metal to cloud control plane, Charmed OpenStack uses automation everywhere.

Save time and money by moving to the only OpenStack platform on the market that uses model-driven operations.s

Read how to deploy and operate OpenStack effectively ›

Extendable containers layer

Run both containers and VMs on the same platform

Extend your cloud with a Kubernetes layer running on top of it and benefit from a unified approach to both containers and legacy workloads management.

The entire stack is supported under the same subscription.

Product interoperability

Servers, SDN controllers, storage platforms and more

We partner with leading semiconductor companies, hardware vendors, network equipment providers and open source communities to ensure the best bread of technology choices.

All of that to design the optimal architecture and ensure the best price-performance all of the time.

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100 Gbps OpenStack

For telcos, for HPC, for AI/ML

All necessary performance extensions for running NFVI/VIM and other advanced cloud architectures:

  • OVS hardware offloading
  • SR-IOV
  • DPDK
  • CPU pinning
  • NUMA topology
  • Hugepages
  • PCI passthrough
  • GPU passthrough

Endorsed by customers, globally

MTS

Building an ecosystem based on OpenStack will speed up our technology adoption, lay a foundation for future 5G rollout, and enable us to improve virtualization cost effectiveness.

Victor Belov, CTO at MTS
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BT

Canonical is providing us with the ‘cloud-native' foundation that enables us to create a smart and fully converged network.

Neil J. McRae, Group Chief Architect at BT
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Full-stack enterprise support

Multiple products, single subscription

Manage your cloud with confidence with commercial support from Canonical.

Choose the plan that suits you the best:

Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure Essential Standard Advanced
Price per year
Physical server $225 $750 $1,500
Virtual server $75 $250 $500
Service level
Phone and ticket support No 24x5 24x7
Initial response time SLA - Sev 1 4 hours 1 hour
Initial response time SLA - Sev 2 8 business hours 2 hours
Initial response time SLA - Sev 3 12 business hours 6 hours
Initial response time SLA - Sev 4 24 business hours 12 hours
What's included
Extended Security Maintenance (ESM)
Kernel Livepatch service to avoid reboots
Ubuntu systems management with Landscape
Knowledge base access
Certified Windows drivers for KVM guests
FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certified crypto modules
Common Criteria EAL2
CIS Benchmark
OpenStack Security patches Security patches + support Security patches + support
Kubernetes Security patches Security patches + support Security patches + support
KVM/LXD Security patches Security patches + support Security patches + support
MAAS Security patches Security patches + support Security patches + support
Legal assurance program
Ceph/Swift raw storage support included 72TB per storage node 72TB per storage node

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Every OpenStack version supported

Each upstream OpenStack version comes with new features that may bring measurable benefits to your business. We recognise that and provide full support for every version of OpenStack within two weeks of the upstream release. Every two years we release an LTS version of Charmed OpenStack which we support for five years.

Secure, compliant, hardened

Canonical provides up to ten years of security updates for Charmed OpenStack under the UA-I subscription for customers who value stability above all else. Moreover, the support package includes various EU and US regulatory compliance options. Additional hardening tools and benchmarks ensure the highest level of security.

Upgrades included, fully automated

OpenStack upgrades are known to be painful due to the complexity of the process. By leveraging the model-driven architecture and using OpenStack Charms for automation purposes, Charmed OpenStack can be easily upgraded between its consecutive versions. This allows you to stay up to date with the upstream features, while not putting additional pressure on your operations team.

Carrier-grade private cloud

Of all market sectors, telecommunications companies typically have the highest requirements in terms of infrastructure stability, security and resilience.

Charmed OpenStack meets those requirements.

Learn why MTS choose Canonical's Charmed OpenStack for their NFVI implementation ›

Fully-managed OpenStack

We manage the cloud for you

Just like a public cloud, but running on your premises or in one of our partner data centres.

Managed OpenStack

$15 per server per day


Full remote operations of your Charmed OpenStack cloud.

What's included: *

  • Logging, monitoring and alerting
  • 24/7 operations with fully staffed NOC
  • Proactive cloud management
  • Incident and problem resolution
  • Software updates and OpenStack upgrades
  • SLA and regular independent audits
  • Most cost-effective approach up to 300 nodes
  • Optional Managed Kubernetes service on top
  • EU and US regulatory compliance options
  • Training and transfer options

The most straightforward way to accelerate your time to market.

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Long-term community member

Open source comes through contribution and community collaboration. Canonical is a long-term member of the OpenStack community, one of the top contributors to the OpenStack code and Gold Member of the Open Infrastructure Foundation. Together with other leaders we constantly drive the evolution of OpenStack towards new challenges.

The most popular open source cloud platform

OpenStack adoption continues to grow every year. Its combined market size worldwide is approaching $8,000,000,000. OpenStack is supported by leading industry players, and successfully used by thousands of organisations all over the world. The popularity of OpenStack comes from its better economics, stability and openness of the code.

From VMware to OpenStack

VMware costs increasing? Do not worry. Charmed OpenStack significantly decreases the TCO of infrastructure maintenance. Our team of cloud experts will help you to migrate from VMware to Charmed OpenStack and take control over your budget back.

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Install OpenStack yourself

Looking for the most straightforward installation instructions for OpenStacK? MicroStack allows you to install a fully functional OpenStack on your workstation in just two commands. The entire process takes around twenty minutes.

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Tell us your story and let's work together on expanding the benefits of using Charmed OpenStack in your organisation.

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