Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu – an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organisation and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.
Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open-source development tools to ensure that organisations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit www.canonical.com.
Canonical offers Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, an open source system, based on Eucalyptus, that enables our users to build their own private clouds that match the popular emerging standard of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
By using Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, an enterprise can gain and experiment with many of the benefits of cloud computing while keeping the service behind the firewall and running on its own infrastructure. It’s cloud computing that the enterprise controls. By matching emerging industry standards, Canonical aims to simplify any future migration to an external provider. By providing an open source system, Canonical intends to foster an ecosystem so that when the enterprise chooses to move outside the firewall, it will have a choice of service providers.
With Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, our users can experience security behind the firewall, elasticity in their own IT infrastructure and deploy workloads and have them running immediately.
Canonical aims to give Enterprise IT a mechanism to prepare for a future life in the clouds along with a simple path for migration between clouds.
Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) is included with Ubuntu Server Edition.
Multiple ServerTemplates are built on Ubuntu within RightScale. The following ServerTemplates are supported by Ubuntu:
- MySQL 5.0 EBS v2 (Beta)
- PHP Front End v9
- PHP App Server v9
- Rails FrontEnd v9
- Rails AppServer v9
- Apache + HAproxy v9