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 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.Download the datasheet ›
Maximum multi-cloud cost optimisation
Run your workloads where it makes the most sense from an economical standpoint
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.
Machines cost less if they run in your 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*.Check pricing for other VMs ›
* Exact prices may vary depending on the used hardware, cloud configuration, local hosting charges and salary costs.
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Cost-effective cloud infrastructure
For private clouds and public clouds.
Learn how Nayatel – leading service provider in Pakistan – partnered with Canonical to build the country's first cost-effective enterprise-grade public cloud infrastructure on Ubuntu.
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.
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.
* 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.sRead how to deploy and operate OpenStack effectively ›
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.Read about supported options ›
100 Gbps OpenStack
For telcos, for HPC, for AI/ML
All necessary performance extensions for running NFVI/VIM and other advanced cloud architectures:
- OVN hardware offloading
- CPU pinning
- NUMA topology
- PCI passthrough
- NVIDIA vGPU
Endorsed by customers, globally
Read the case study ›
Most of the open source vendors we looked at charged steep per core or per server licence fees, which would have meant escalating costs as we scaled up. Canonical was the exception.Jahanzeb, VP Operations at Nayatel
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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
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 Pro (Infra-only)||Ubuntu Pro|
|Expanded Security Maintenance for Infrastructure (esm-infra)||Included||Included|
|Expanded Security Maintenance for Application (esm-apps) — in beta||Not included||Included|
|Kernel Livepatch service to avoid reboots||Included||Included|
|Ubuntu systems management with Landscape||Included||Included|
|Advanced Active Directory policies for Ubuntu Desktop||Not included||Included|
|Knowledge base access||Included||Included|
|Certified Windows drivers for KVM guests||Included||Included|
|FIPS 140 certified crypto modules||Included||Included|
|Common Criteria EAL2 certified||Included||Included|
|Ubuntu Security Guide (USG) with CIS Benchmark and DISA-STIG profiles||Included||Included|
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.
Number 1 platform for OpenStack implementation
Number 1 platform for OpenStack implementation
According to the OpenStack User Survey 2022 results, Ubuntu Server is the most popular operating system for OpenStack implementation. Ubuntu Server powers 48% of OpenStack clouds all over the world. It has been chosen as a platform for private cloud implementation by leading companies in the telco, finance, hardware manufacturing, retail, automotive and healthcare sectors.Compare OpenStack distros ›
According to the OpenStack User Survey 2022 results, Ubuntu Server is the most popular operating system for OpenStack implementation. Ubuntu Server powers 48% of OpenStack clouds all over the world. It has been chosen as a platform for OpenStack implementation by leading companies in the telco, finance, hardware manufacturing, retail, automotive and healthcare sectors.Compare OpenStack distros ›
We manage the cloud for you
Just like a public cloud, but running on your premises or in one of our partner data centres.
$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
The most straightforward way to accelerate your time to market.
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 brings down the TCO of cloud infrastructure. Our team of cloud experts will help you to migrate from VMware to Charmed OpenStack and take control over your budget back.Explore migration strategies ›
Get in touch
Tell us your story and let's work together on expanding the benefits of using Charmed OpenStack in your organisation.