Ubuntu software partners

Ubuntu has a thriving software ecosystem, with thousands of applications available for the PC, the server and the cloud — targeting both the enterprise and consumer markets.

We offer a range of benefits for ISVs looking to formalise their work with Ubuntu, through Canonical. As a certified partner, you’ll get inside information on forthcoming Ubuntu developments, assistance in testing and optimising your applications with Ubuntu and OpenStack — and priority access to Ubuntu engineers.

Talk to us about becoming a partner ›

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A selection of our software partners

  • VMware
  • Ceph
  • HP
  • Microsoft
  • Nuage Networks
  • Stratus Technologies
  • Galera Cluster
  • PLUMgrid

App developer partners

Thanks to the ease with which users can find and install software using the Ubuntu Software Centre, Ubuntu already supports thousands of client applications. With the launch of Ubuntu phones and tablets — and the resulting opportunity to target three client platforms with just one codebase — the Ubuntu app market is set to grow exponentially.

Learn more about Ubuntu SDK

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What’s included?

  • The Ubuntu SDK, allowing you to build one app for PC, smartphone and cloud
  • Easy, single upload to the Ubuntu Software Centre
  • Priority access to the engineers that develop Ubuntu
  • Marketing assistance and assets to help promote your apps

Explore our App Design Guide

Cloud software partners

Ubuntu is the world’s leading cloud operating system, both as a guest on public clouds — like Amazon and Windows Azure — and as a platform on which to build OpenStack clouds.

There are two Canonical partner programmes that can help you reach this global market of users and developers: the OpenStack Interoperability Lab and the Charm Partner Programme. Whether you want to improve interoperability in OpenStack, streamline application delivery or simply access more customers, we can help.

Charm Partner Programme

Canonical’s award—winning cloud orchestrator, Juju, uses charms to demo software, integrate it and scale it up and down at the click of button. With Juju charms, any customer can deploy, integrate and scale your products the same way your engineers would.

Contact us about the Charm Partner Programme ›

Openstack Interoperability Lab for Software Partners

In launching the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL), Canonical has invested heavily in interoperability testing for OpenStack and Ubuntu. OIL offers significant benefits for partners looking to QA their products quickly and cost-effectively, ensuring they are are compatible with all versions of Ubuntu OpenStack.

Learn more about OpenStack Interoperability Lab ›