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.
What's new in 21.04
- Supported by Canonical until January 2022
- Ability to convert Debian Installer (DI) preseed scripts into Ubuntu Server Live Installer artifacts
- APT phased updates for regressions monitoring and immediate elimination
- Stability updates to the high availability (HA) stack, including pacemaker and corosync
- The latest stable Linux 5.11 kernel for the latest hardware and security updates
- Runs on all major architectures - x86-64, ARM v7, ARM64, POWER8, POWER9, IBM s390x (LinuxONE) and RISC-V
- Updates to QEMU (5.2), libvirt (7.0), PHP (7.4.9), Apache2 (2.4.46), nginx (1.18), GCC (1.189), Python (3.9.2), Bind9 (9.16.8)
What's new in 20.04 LTS
- Supported by Canonical until 2025 with ESM coverage until 2030
- Runs on all major architectures – x86-64, ARM v7, ARM64, POWER8, POWER9, IBM s390x (LinuxONE) and introducing initial support for RISC-V
- Ubuntu Pro cloud images for AWS and Azure, which include hardening, certification, kernel livepatch and more
- The Ubuntu Server Live installer is now able to update itself when connected to the internet for the latest features and bug fixes. Initial support for automated installs is now available as well.
- SSH that supports enabling two-factor authorization (2FA)
- WireGuard® – an innovative VPN technology with modern cryptography defaults and streamlined usability
- AppArmor3 for an even more secure system
- More resilient bootloader that tolerates disk failures
- Greater support for IPv6 on Microsoft Azure
- Support for latest Instance Metadata Service (IMDSv2) on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- The latest long-term Linux 5.4 kernel for the latest hardware and security updates
- Updates to QEMU (v4.2), libvirt (v6.0), PHP (v7.4), Ruby (v2.7), GCC (V9.3), Python (v3.8), MySQL (v8.0), NGINX (v1.17)
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 and 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 security updates by Canonical 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.
|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 clouds implementation and the platform of choice of developers according to the 2020 HackerEarth Developer Survey.
Ubuntu Advantage for your Infrastructure
Ubuntu Advantage for infrastructure offers a single, per-node packaging of the most comprehensive software, security and IaaS support in the industry. With OpenStack and Kubernetes support included, Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure provides everything you need to future-proof your data centre.
UA for Infrastructure, Advanced includes Server, OpenStack and Kubernetes support and is available at Standard (24x5) and Advanced (24x7) response times.
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