Ubuntu on IBM
Ubuntu is the operating system of choice for next generation, cloud workloads. Canonical and the Ubuntu community work together with IBM to ensure that Ubuntu works seamlessly with IBM LinuxONE, IBM Z and Power Systems. We continue to collaborate with IBM in areas like containers, virtualization, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, big data analytics and DevOps to provide reference architectures, support solutions and cloud offerings, both for enterprise data centers and cloud service providers.
See what’s possible with our multi-cloud solutions:
Ubuntu on IBM Z and LinuxONE in the data centre
Ubuntu on IBM Power
Private cloud on IBM Z and LinuxONE
Ubuntu on IBM Public Cloud
Ongoing enterprise level support alongside Global Technology Services
Ubuntu for LinuxONE and IBM Z
IBM LinuxONE and IBM Z leverage open technology solutions to meet the requirements of the new data centre. They combine the best of open source to offer cloud service providers and IBM's enterprise customers unprecedented performance, security and resiliency, combined with lower TCO. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is now available to all IBM LinuxONE and IBM Z customers.
Cloud and server news
Ubuntu available on IBM LinuxOne Rockhopper II ›
IBM and Canonical have ensured that Ubuntu is available on IBM Z and LinuxONE servers.
Ubuntu for Power Systems
IBM Power Systems are the smart choice for data-intensive workloads with high performance needs. Power Systems are especially optimized for Mobile, Social, Cloud, Machine Learning, Big Data and Analytics workloads. Ubuntu enablement and tooling such as Juju make managing and deploying those workloads easy.
PowerAI Vision, running on Ubuntu is an enterprise-grade toolset to quickly roll out an AI program. Using popular open-source deep learning frameworks it eliminates the need for coding to provide a solution for data intensive AI at a minimal cost.
Private clouds on LinuxONE and IBM Z
Canonical and IBM collaborate to let enterprises build their private cloud on IBM hardware and run workloads ranging from secure blockchain services to generic IT.
With Secure Service Containers , container-based applications can run with maximum security on IBM Z and LinuxONE servers. Micro-service based applications benefit from tamper protection at installation, restricted administrator access and automatic encryption of data in flight and at rest.
Canonical also adds support of Openstack Kubernetes to Ubuntu on LinuxONE. Making it easier for developers and operations teams to develop and manage Linux applications and containers across multi-cloud.
Multi-cloud solutions on Ubuntu
The IBM Cloud public cloud infrastructure is fully built on Ubuntu as the host operating system. In addition Canonical can provide an optimised Ubuntu image for the IBM hardware with a custom kernel, a minimal size, livepatch and support.