Ubuntu IoT and device services
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Get to market quickly with IoT services
Time to market is crucial. Canonical will validate or enable your hardware, package your apps, set up your app store and prepare your device image. It’s everything you need to get your device to market fast. App store and over-the-air security updates guaranteed. You can also choose from our extensive list of certified boards and boxes.
IoT and device professional services packages
Let our Linux experts help you ensure the success of your application packaging on Ubuntu.
Enjoy snap store services, device fees and support for one year for up to 1,000 devices; deployment services (excluding proxy deployments); and either the packaging of up to three application snaps (subject to approval) or equivalent consulting hours for clients that wish to do the packaging themselves with help from our top-notch Linux experts.
Snap creation service
Get three critical apps containerised as snaps by Canonical experts, using best practices and focused on your business and technical needs.
Get access to a workshop to review requirements dependencies, outline optimal containerisation strategy, snap containerisation and publishing on your own App Store.
IoT App Store setup
Get your own dedicated app store set up, including role-based access controls, complete control of application versions, over-the-air (OTA) updates, and controlled rollouts.
Choose from either our hands-off SaaS edition or our fully air-gapped on-prem edition to suit your business needs.
IoT app store fees not included.
Rapid Prototyping Services
Get a rapid Proof-Of-Concept (POC) image based on the Ubuntu kernel, which includes necessary drivers to initialise and run your hardware and chosen peripherals.
Includes a workshop to review requirements, image customisation and generation, as well as the initial deployment of the image on one of your devices.
Workshops, training and consulting
Make the most of Ubuntu for devices with our executive workshops on digital strategy and connected devices. Take control of your own roadmap by empowering your developers to deliver apps and upgrades to your global fleet of devices.
IoT and device professional services packages
$2,400 per day
Get access to remote engagement with Canonical experts in board and SoC enablement, snap development or Ubuntu management. Consulting will address topics directly related to Snap Store, Brand Store, Snaps, and Ubuntu Core, as well as help you onboard our technology as part of your complete product lifecycle.
For pre-launch integration we recommend our packaged professional services for fixed pricing and delivery schedule commitments.
EdgeX 101 training
Participate in a hands-on workshop to learn how to create Device and Cloud connectors using the EdgeX framework. The workshop alternates instructor-led discussions with practical labs. This is one day of training.
Snapcraft 101 training
Deliver your applications as snaps for high-reliability updates, global content distribution, canary rollouts, bandwidth efficiency and strict security confinement.
Learn about snap design and security, and how to package your existing apps as snaps. Setup continuous integration, testing and delivery pipelines to your fleet. Two days of training over four sessions.
IoT App Store – SaaS edition
Curate your own app collection with custom pricing and unique applications.
Your dedicated app store includes role-based access controls, complete control of application versions, over-the-air (OTA) updates and controlled rollouts for $15,000 per year. We enable integrators and VARs to operate app stores on behalf of their clients.Learn more
IoT App Store – On-prem edition
Control snap distribution inside your firewall. Cache snap traffic for network efficiency.
The on-prem snap store enables your administrators to control snap updates and upgrades. Ensure that all device traffic goes through an audited communications channel and determine the precise versions of snaps used inside the business, through the use of proxies or fully air-gapped.Get your managed app store
SoC, board and device enablement
Give your SoC, board or device a custom kernel that’s proven compatible with the public Ubuntu LTS kernel, for wide application compatibility and developer productivity.
Board enablement services
Ubuntu applications depend on a wide range of kernel features such as security modules, filesystems and container primitives. Ensure that your device kernel meets Ubuntu application expectations with a Canonical-built custom kernel. Canonical delivers a custom kernel matching a standard Ubuntu LTS release, or interim release with a path to the next LTS.
Ongoing testing and security updates
Canonical will perform continuous security maintenance and testing on your board. When a security issue is fixed in Ubuntu, the fix will be tested on your board. These security updates will be published to the snap store for use on your device. Update Control can be used to require additional testing and validation by your team before these updates are automatically applied to your devices. Testing will cover kernel and base system debs and snaps, along with any board-specific and app-specific tests you specify.
Add-ons to board enablement services
Full disk encryption
Enable full disk encryption with hardware key management and optional key escrow. Choice of ciphers and hardware acceleration for minimal performance impact. Essential for devices with personal information in regulated industries.
Enable secure boot, ensuring that the device will only run its certified workload. Hardware key management devices such as the TPM are used to validate each stage of the boot process, for enhanced assurance of the integrity of the running OS.
Certification of boards and devices
Guarantee long-term security, application compatibility, support and operational consistency with the Ubuntu Certified logo for enterprise-grade devices.
Long-term automated Canonical testing of every update and security patch ensures devices perform reliably over the full lifetime of the certified Ubuntu LTS release. Certified devices must run a Canonical kernel. We require four units of every certified board or device for continuous testing. In the case of devices built with existing certified boards, running their standard certified kernel, we reduce this requirement to two devices.
Certification for devices that include pre-installed snaps can include validation of the integrity of those snaps.Get your board or device certified
Annual device fee covers app store services and over-the-air (OTA) updates, with 10 year extended security maintenance for kernel, Ubuntu OS and your pre-installed applications. Get updates as frequently as you need them.
Please note that pricing below is tiered, and each tier is charged separately.
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Annual price per device based on device volume and update period
Emergency updates are always available, regardless of the contracted update frequency. The free tier enables you to ship Ubuntu Core free of charge and receive unscheduled updates when bandwidth allows, or on-demand for emergencies.
Ubuntu device support for manufacturers
Access Canonical engineering support for customer device engineering and development teams.
Support for device manufacturers enables access to Canonical engineering and techops teams to help troubleshoot and resolve issues in Ubuntu and Ubuntu Core. It covers kernel, device integration, base OS, snap security and update mechanisms, networking, communications and graphics.
During the duration of the contract, Canonical will provide technical support for any Ubuntu image provided to the Customer or any standard release of Ubuntu when installed using official sources and within its life cycle. The life cycle for each version of the Ubuntu image(s) is specified here.Get in touch
Canonical Embedding programme
Are your devices running Ubuntu Desktop or Server?
Treat every device on your fleet as a first-class server-grade managed asset, with monitoring, security, role-based access controls, and application lifecycle management. The embedding program includes:
- Security maintenance for Ubuntu Universe and Main
- Ubuntu systems management with Landscape
- Kernel Livepatch service to avoid reboots
- Security certification
- 24/7, open source software support for the full stack.
- Trademark use