Canonical, a gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), is working with Oracle to provide enterprises with flexibility in the way they develop and deploy large-scale workloads on Oracle Cloud.
With the partnership, which was announced via an Ubuntu Insights blog post, certified Ubuntu images are now available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, providing Oracle enterprise customers with new options for managing and scaling workloads.
Canonical says it has optimized Ubuntu images that ensure a high quality cloud experience for Oracle enterprise Cloud customers. Canonical maintains, tests, and updates certified Ubuntu images, and is making the latest versions available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace within minutes of their official release by Canonical. For all Ubuntu LTS versions, Canonical provides maintenance and security updates for 5 years.
Aside from the cost savings of open source cloud development, a key benefit of using official Ubuntu images is that customers use the same operating system at scale in production as in development, at no additional cost and this simplifies cross-substrate management, migration and re-engineering, according to Udi Nachmany, head of Certified Public Cloud at Canonical. Organizations can deploy their servers on-premise, develop their own private cloud in-house, or use the Oracle Cloud. “Ubuntu offers this flexibility,” he noted.
The availability gives app or template developers in the marketplace an optimized image to build on, as long as they use certified images themselves. In addition, end user support for Ubuntu deployment is available from Canonical through Ubuntu Advantage, a professional support package.
The partnership is part of Oracle’s strategy to broaden the range of options for Oracle enterprise customers, giving them more choice and flexibility when choosing cloud technologies, said Sanjay Sinha, vice president, Platform Products at Oracle.