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Company Profile: Canonical

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Canonical is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project and the leading provider of support services for Ubuntu deployments in the enterprise.

Ubuntu is a free, open-source platform for client, server and cloud computing. Since its launch in 2004, it has become a natural choice for users of all kinds, from Fortune 500 companies to hardware makers, content providers, software developers and  individual technologists.

With developers, support staff and engineering centres all over the world, Canonical is uniquely positioned to help its partners and enterprise customers make the most of Ubuntu. It also operates Ubuntu One, a cross-platform personal cloud service  for consumers.

Canonical is a privately held company.

Contributions To OpenStack From Canonical

Canonical representing Ubuntu is a Platinum Member of the OpenStack Foundation board.

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, was the first company to commercially distribute and support OpenStack, under the Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure brand. Ubuntu is the reference operating system for the project. Since 2011, we’ve included the latest version of OpenStack in every Ubuntu release, as well as made every OpenStack release available for our most recent long-term support Ubuntu release (LTS) in our unique Cloud Archive. All versions of Ubuntu are certified and supported.

Products & Services

Canonical offers a range of products and services to make your OpenStack cloud journey easier, from everyday support to Jumpstart and bespoke consulting for complex cloud deployments. Ubuntu Advantage is the service package delivered directly by Canonical. It includes tiered support options for your cloud infrastructure, instances and services alongside access to Landscape, the world’s leading Ubuntu systems management tool.