Canonical and Oracle Expand Partnership

Oracle and Canonical are expanding their partnership to make certified Ubuntu images available on the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Service.

The collaboration represents an extension of the partnership that began in 2016 when the two companies collaborated to bring Certified Ubuntu images to the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

“Oracle and Canonical have collaborated to ensure the optimal DevOps experience using Ubuntu on the Oracle Cloud Compute Cloud Service and Bare Metal Cloud Services. By combining the elasticity and ease of deployment on Oracle Cloud Platform, users can immediately reap the benefit of high-performance, high availability and cost-effective infrastructure services,” said Sanjay Sinha, vice president, Platform Products, Oracle.

The availability of certified Ubuntu images in the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services, provides developers with compute options ranging from single to 16 OCPU virtual machines (VMs) to dedicated bare metal compute instances. This is in addition to the image already offered on Oracle Compute Cloud Service and maintains the ability for enterprises to add Canonical-backed Ubuntu Advantage Support and Systems Management. The partnership also gives Oracle and Canonical customers access to the latest Ubuntu features, compliance accreditations and security updates.

“Ubuntu has been growing on Oracle’s Compute Cloud Service, and the same great experience is now available to enterprise developers on its Bare Metal Cloud Services,” noted Udi Nachmany, head of Public Cloud at Canonical. “Canonical and Oracle engineering teams will continue to collaborate extensively to deliver a consistent and optimized Ubuntu experience across any relevant Oracle offerings.”

Canonical maintains, tests, and updates certified Ubuntu images, making the latest versions available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace within minutes of their official release by Canonical.

For all Ubuntu LTS versions, Canonical also provides maintenance and security updates for 5 years.

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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.

Posted February 03, 2016