Canonical has announced a new partnership between them and Pivotal to collaborate on delivering a cloud native platform based on the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system to their customers.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry is Pivotal’s cloud native platform, which now uses the latest Ubuntu Linux operating system and Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage (UA) support services, is designed to offer customers the latest software innovations, as well as a rapid response approach to Linux vulnerabilities.

Thanks to the new partnership between Canonical and Pivotal, it is now possible for some of the world’s most popular brands to access secure and certified Ubuntu Linux images within the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform. According to Canonical, Ubuntu is currently the most widely used Linux distribution on the planet.

“Ubuntu on Pivotal Cloud Foundry brings together the leading Linux OS and Cloud Native Platform for Enterprise scale-out cloud deployments,” said Dustin Kirkland, Ubuntu Product and Strategy at Canonical. “Customers will also benefit from all of Canonical’s professional service and support facilities when they choose Ubuntu images on Pivotal Cloud Foundry.”

The two companies collaborate on a new industry standard set of security certifications

In the same announcement, Canonical and Pivotal promise a fruitful collaboration on creating and delivering an industry standard set of security certifications, which both communities can benefit from, as they can be used on Ubuntu Linux and the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform. More details will be offered by the companies later in the year.

“Widespread enterprise adoption in both cloud and physical machines, predictable release quality every six months, an unequalled package portfolio, an excellent security track record, and outstanding leadership around Linux Containers makes Ubuntu Pivotal’s preferred operating system for Pivotal Cloud Foundry customers,” said Joshua McKenty, Head of Platform Ecosystem at Pivotal.

Customers interested in Pivotal’s cloud native platform powered by Ubuntu Linux need to visit http://pivotal.io/platform to get started. If you want to download the latest version of Ubuntu, you need to access the official website of the popular GNU/Linux operating system. For more details, please also consult the press release attached below.

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