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Scale out with Ubuntu Server

Ubuntu Server brings economic and technical scalability to your datacentre, public or private. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Kubernetes cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available.

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What's new in Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS

  • Supported by Canonical for 10 years until 2032
  • Cloud images for AWS, Azure and GCP with hardening, compliance programmes, Kernel Livepatch and more with Ubuntu Pro
  • Kafka, Grafana and Loki joined the growing portfolio of trusted OCI images, Ubuntu-based and maintained by Canonical
  • OpenSSL 3.0 for modern, general-purpose cryptography and secure communication
  • Native host and guest drivers for NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software 14
  • Network acceleration improvements with SmartNIC support in Netplan
  • General support for GlusterFS, FRRouting and realmd/adcli under the Ubuntu main component
  • Runs on all major architectures: x86-64, ARM v7, ARM64, POWER9/POWER10, IBM zSystems and LinuxONE (s390x) and RISC-V
  • The latest long-term Linux 5.15 kernel for the recent hardware and security updates
  • Updates to QEMU (v6.2), libvirt (v8.0), PHP (v8.1), Ruby (v3.0), GCC (V11.2), Python (v3.10.1), MySQL (v8.0.28), OpenLDAP (v.2.5.11), Samba 4.15.5

Performance and versatility

Agile, secure, deploy-anywhere technology for fast-moving companies

It doesn't matter whether you want to deploy a NoSQL database, web farm or cloud. Certified by leading hardware OEMs and with comprehensive deployment tools, so you can get the most from your infrastructure.

Our regular release cycle means access to the latest and most performant open source. A lean initial installation along with integrated deployment and application modelling technologies make Ubuntu Server a great solution for simple deployment and management at scale.

A release schedule you can depend on

Stay up-to-date with regular updates and upgrades

Long-term support (LTS) releases of Ubuntu Server receive standard security updates for around 2,500 packages in the Ubuntu Main repository for five years by default. Every six months, interim releases bring new features, while hardware enablement updates add support for the latest machines to all supported LTS releases. All Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure subscriptions include Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) increasing the support life-cycle to up to 10 years.

Ubuntu Pro subscriptions expands security maintenance to over 30,000 packages for 10 years and provides optional, enteprise-grade phone and ticket support by Canonical.

  Released End of Life Extended security maintenance
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS April 2022 April 2027
Ubuntu 21.10 October 2021 July 2022
Ubuntu 21.04 April 2021 January 2022
Ubuntu 20.10 October 2020 July 2021
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS April 2020 April 2025 April 2030
Ubuntu 19.10 October 2019 July 2020
Ubuntu 19.04 April 2019 January 2020
Ubuntu 18.10 October 2018 July 2019
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS April 2018 April 2023 April 2028
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS April 2016 April 2021 April 2024
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS April 2014 April 2019 April 2022
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS April 2012 April 2017 April 2019
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS April 2010 April 2015

Infrastructure and applications foundation

From public clouds to data centres to devices

Ubuntu is the most popular guest operating system on public clouds, the foundation for private cloud implementation and the platform of choice of developers according to the 2020 HackerEarth Developer Survey.

Watch a webinar - “From VMware to Open Source” ›

Juju — multi-cloud orchestration

With the option of a command line or browser-based interface, Juju enables you to design and deploy entire workloads in just a few clicks. It works on public clouds like AWS and Microsoft Azure, private clouds built on OpenStack and even directly on bare metal, via MAAS.

Learn more about Juju ›

MAAS — bare metal provisioning

MAAS is a time-saving provisioning system that makes it quick and easy to set up the physical hardware to deploy complex services, like Ubuntu's OpenStack cloud infrastructure. Just plug in your servers, connect them to the network and let MAAS do the rest.

Learn more about MAAS ›

LXD — machine containers

Economics are directly tied to compute density. LXD, the Linux container hypervisor, merges the speed and density of containers with the manageability and security of traditional virtual machines.

Learn more about LXD ›

Ubuntu Pro

Ubuntu Pro offers a single, per-node packaging of the most comprehensive software, hardening and security in the industry. With the Base OS, OpenStack, Kubernetes and Applications security maintanance included, Ubuntu Pro delivers everything you need to future-proof your data centre.

Furthermore, you can add support for the Base OS, Infrastructure and Applications.

Learn more about Canonical support ›

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