Canonical at present introduced Ubuntu Pro, a set of premium pictures for Amazon Web Services (AWS) which can be obtainable proper now within the AWS Marketplace for enterprise prospects.

Ubuntu Pro, as Canonical likes to name these new premium pictures for AWS, covers the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS releases and permits enterprises to buy longer updates and safety upkeep, vital compliance options, in addition to broader safety protection with no contract required. The Ubuntu Pro pictures are supported on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

"The new Ubuntu Pro images will deliver a further optimised experience to our customers, providing additional security and performance to their Ubuntu instances," mentioned Deepak Singh, VP of Compute Services at AWS. "Available directly through AWS Marketplace, Ubuntu Pro can be purchased, deployed and launched on AWS in a seamless and effortless manner, removing the need for additional provisioning or procurement processes."

Ubuntu Pro highlights

Highlights of Ubuntu Pro embody 10 years of package deal updates and safety upkeep for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and eight years for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Kernel Livepatch assist for rebootless kernel patching and better uptime, in addition to customised FIPS and Common Criteria EAL-compliant elements that enables its use beneath environments with compliance regimes like ISO, HIPAA, FedRAMP, and PCI.

Furthermore, Ubuntu Pro provides prospects patch protection for Ubuntu's software repositories and infrastructure, which gives tons of of open supply workloads like Node.js, Apache Kafka, Redis, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, amongst many others. Also, coming in Q1 2020, Ubuntu Pro guarantees fleet-wide techniques administration by way of Landscape, together with the power to view and selectively apply updates.

On prime of that, Ubuntu Pro guarantees integration with AWS safety and compliance options, akin to AWS Security Hub and AWS CloudPath. The Ubuntu Pro premium pictures can be found for buy proper now from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace right here. Canonical additionally famous that incontrovertible fact that it’s now an Advanced Tier Technology Partner within the AWS Partner Network (APN) and can quickly present Ubuntu 18.04 LTS certifications, starting Q1 2020.