Linux News Today: Canonical Makes Its Ubuntu Linux Professional Support More Accessible to Anyone
Today, August 9, 2016, Canonical, through Ellen Arnold, has announced that the professional support subscription, namely Ubuntu Advantage (UA), is now even more accessible and easier to purchase.
Through its Ubuntu Advantage program, Canonical has provided professional support to small and medium-sized business, as well as to anyone else who has needed help to configure and use the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system on the various desktop, server, or cloud scenarios.
Today, Canonical is proud to announce the launch of their new Ubuntu Advantage store via the buy.ubuntu.com domain, allowing any Ubuntu user out there to purchase or renew their UA subscription more easily. However, the service is mostly designed to help different organizations manage their Ubuntu deployments.
“Ubuntu Advantage gives the world’s largest enterprises the assurance they need for their cloud infrastructure,” says Ellen Arnold, Partner Marketing Manager at Canonical. “These include private and public cloud users, as well as those running on bare metal. In the cloud, Ubuntu Advantage is available to customers running Ubuntu in a private cloud, or in an Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace, or Softlayer.”
Here’s what you will get by buying an Ubuntu Advantage subscription
If you decide to purchase an Ubuntu Advantage subscription, we would like to inform you that its benefits are up to 24×7 phone and online chat support for main Ubuntu packages and certain backport ones, access to the Landscape management and monitoring service (SaaS Edition), IP indemnification, hardening guides, knowledge base access, as well as the ability for a Canonical support engineer to be available on your premises.
Among the most famous Ubuntu Advantage customers, we can mention eBay, Bloomberg, Walmart, Best Buy, Deutsche Telecom, AT&T, NTT, and Cisco. Canonical also provides customers with a complete list of Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud partners, which might come in handy to those interested in purchasing its professional support service. For more details, please visit the official Ubuntu Advantage store.