London 28th July, 2011: Canonical today announces the launch of Ubuntu Advantage Cloud Guest, a set of technical support services, management tools and legal cover for businesses running Ubuntu in public cloud environments. Cloud Guest gives businesses running public cloud instances access to round-the-clock technical support and a comprehensive knowledge base for rapid resolutions as well as Landscape, Canonical’s systems management and monitoring tool. A single Cloud Guest subscription covers up to 100 public cloud instances offering businesses the flexibility to adapt to changing business demands.
Public clouds like RackSpace, Amazon’s AWS and GoGrid, are popular due to their flexibility to adapt and scale to changing demands. Start-ups, tech companies and enterprises alike are using these environments for a variety of workloads spanning development to deployment. Ubuntu Server has proven immensely popular as a guest operating system across all these environments. With Ubuntu Advantage already providing support for Ubuntu as the Infrastructure as a Service layer in cloud platforms, Cloud Guest provides the next level of reassurance for businesses who choose to also run Ubuntu instances in public cloud platforms. Additionally the systems management tool (Landscape) will provide more control and optimised deployment of Ubuntu instances on the cloud.