Canonical is offering a public beta of Ubuntu Pro to extend Ubuntu Linux users security maintenance and compliance for software ranging from the Node.js runtime to Python 2 and Rust.
Ansible, Apache Tomcat, Apache Zookeeper, Docker, Drupal, Node.js, Puppet, Python 2, Rust, and more. Enterprise customers are eligible for a 30-day free trial. Ubuntu Pro is offered for data centers and workstations, free tier Provided for personal and small-scale use.
According to the company, since releasing Ubuntu LTS, which offers five years of free security for the main operating system, enterprise customers have asked for more coverage of open source environments under private commercial contracts. . These benefits are free to anyone with a free personal Ubuntu Pro subscription. Ubuntu Pro can also be combined with his 24/7 enterprise-grade service of the Ubuntu operating system. Infrastructures such as Kubernetes and OpenStack can also be covered.
Initial application support consists of over 30 upstream applications including Kafka, Kubeflow, OpenJDK, PostgreSQL and Vault. On the security side, Ubuntu Pro users have access to a FIPS 140-2 certified cryptographic package. This is required for all federal agencies and organizations operating under compliance regimes such as FedRAMP and HIPAA.
Ubuntu Pro is available for all of the following Ubuntu Long Term Support releases: Ubuntu 16.04 LTSA standard Ubuntu Pro subscription covers security updates for all packages in Ubuntu. Also, Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure subscription has been rebranded to Ubuntu Pro (infrastructure only) with no change in price or scope. The Infra-Only subscription covers the base operating system and private cloud components required for large-scale bare-metal deployments, but not broader application coverage.
Ubuntu Pro paid plans are priced at $25/year for workstations and $500/year for servers. In the public cloud, Ubuntu Pro costs about 3.5% of the average underlying compute cost.
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