Canonical Partnering with Oracle, Focused on the Cloud

by Ostatic Staff - Jan. 29, 2016

Canonical and Oracle have a bit of history collaborating with each other, and they are now joining forces to make Ubuntu images available on Oracle Cloud. Late last year, the companies announced that they would offer customers support for both Ubuntu and Oracle Linux as fully supported guests on one another’s respective OpenStack offerings.

Now, Certified Ubuntu images will be found on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, allowing Oracle enterprise customers to choose to leverage Linux to manage and scale tworkloads.

Ubuntu, of course, is already a big player in the cloud. More than half of OpenStack deployments are built on Ubuntu, according to data from the OpenStack Foundation.

"Aside from the obvious cost savings inherent in open source cloud development, one of the key benefits of using official Ubuntu images is that customers use the same operating system at scale in production as in development, at no additional cost, which dramatically simplifies cross-substrate management, migration and re-engineering," said Udi Nachmany, Canonical's head of certified public cloud.

"This relationship signifies our strategy to broaden the range of options for enterprise customers, giving them more choice and flexibility when choosing cloud technologies," says Sanjay Sinha, vice president, Platform Products at Oracle. "We recognize there is a growing demand for innovative new cloud solutions and we are excited to have Canonical offer certified Ubuntu images in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace."

The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is billed by Oracle as "a one-stop shop for Oracle customers seeking trusted business applications and service providers offering unique business solutions, including ones that extend Oracle Cloud Applications."