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Canonical at AWS re:Invent 2022

Felipe Vanni

on 14 November 2022

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. The in-person event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, access to technical sessions, and so much more.

Canonical is proud to sponsor AWS re:Invent this year and have presence on the Expo.
Join us in Las Vegas on Nov, 28–Dec 2 to discover how Canonical and AWS can help you securely advance your business and serve your customers with the cloud. 

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Join our Speaking Sessions

Breakout Session at MGM Grand

AWS is constantly innovating to provide more functionality and improve user experience with AWS End User Computing services. And Ubuntu on AWS Workspaces brings the most popular Linux on a great VDI platform.

In this session, learn what’s new with AWS virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)/desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), application streaming, and secure browser services. Hear about improvements in the videoconferencing and voice-over-IP (VoIP) experience, expansions of VDI solutions for software developers, improvements in VDI migration and manageability, and much more.

Khurrum Khan, Cloud Sales Director at Canonical, will talk about the recent availability of Ubuntu Desktop on Amazon WorkSpaces as the first third-party Linux OS available on the platform.

What’s new with Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon AppStream 2.0 & WorkSpaces Web
Nov, 28th at 5:30pm

Location: MGM Grand – Level 1, Terrace 151

Speakers:
Rey Wang, Principal Product Manager, AWS
Hassan Ahmed, Head of Product, AWS
Wylie Hartwell, Senior Vice President, Maximus
Khurrum Khan, Cloud Sales Director, Canonical

Lightning Talk at the Venetian

More and more companies are using open source. But how should it be secured? 

Similar or more urgent questions arise in the container world. Canonical is committed to securing open-source applications with not only Ubuntu but also a host of open-source applications for output (NGINX and Apache), runtimes (Go, Node.js, and PHP), messaging (Kafka and RabbitMQ), data (MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Memcached) and observability and utilities (Prometheus and Grafana). 

At AWS re:Invent, Carlos Bravo, Cloud Alliances Director at Canonical, will dive deep into the vulnerabilities of open source and explain how Canonical Ubuntu can help you with a secure and enterprise-ready open-source application environment.

Ubuntu and beyond
Securely managing open source on AWS

Dec, 1st at 10:30am

Location: Expo @ The Venetian – Lightning Theater 1

Speakers:
Carlos Bravo – Cloud Alliances Director

Book a time with us and meet us to learn how we can help your company scale and innovate safely through Open Source with Ubuntu Pro. We hope to see you there!

Learn more at Canonical | Ubuntu booth

Secure your Open Source applications

No system is perfectly secure and vulnerabilities will always arise. This makes the speed and success with which these issues are resolved evermore important.

Security is in the core of Ubuntu. That’s why it comes with automatic critical updates and committed security maintenance as part of its LTS model, which covers Ubuntu for 5 years from its release date.

Now, at AWS re:Invent, we will be showcasing Ubuntu Pro: it is the same Ubuntu everybody knows and loves, with further access to extended maintenance and security support up to 10 years from the release date. It includes kernel livepatch, FIPS for FedRamp compliance, CIS and Disa-stig automated hardening profiles.

More than that, Ubuntu Pro includes security maintenance for more than 30,000 third party open source packages from Ubuntu repositories. 

Come to our booth and learn more about.

Ubuntu on Amazon WorkSpaces

Recently Canonical announced the availability of Ubuntu Desktop on Amazon WorkSpaces, a fully managed virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) on the public cloud and the first third-party Linux OS available on the platform. 

The flexibility provided by Amazon WorkSpaces means developers can spin up and tear down high-end development machines for resource-intensive workloads as and when they are required, without the overhead of purchasing and maintaining additional hardware.

Join us in Vegas and see how it works.

Ubuntu Pro’s enhanced security even on containers

Containers are great! We believe that they are the natural evolution of cloud services where you can focus on the top layer of the stack, while getting more portability, scalability, easier management, and much more.

But, according to a study done by Unit42 from Palo Alto Networks on 2021, they found out that 96% of third-party container applications deployed in cloud infrastructure contained known vulnerabilities. 

On top of that, containers are more challenging, since they are harder to keep up to date compared to a VM. They are immutable assets as once you publish a container, it runs with a different lifecycle than a VM. In other words, you don’t log in and run an update but have to rebuild and redeploy.

Visit our booth and learn how Ubuntu Pro can secure your open source applications running on EC2 and other AWS services such as EKS, Lightsail, and even as container images on ECR Public Gallery.

Ubuntu Pro also provides compliance for your business

Ubuntu Pro FIPS is the first FIPS 140-2 certified image for AWS. Built upon the enhanced stability and security features of Ubuntu Pro, Ubuntu Pro FIPS is a critical foundation for federal programs and government contractors. It comes with a pre-installed FIPS certified Kernel and the FIPS cryptographic libraries needed for FedRAMP compliance.

It also includes automated auditing and remediation for the DISA STIG and CIS security benchmarks. Furthermore, healthcare, financial services, insurance and other organisations that operate in heavily-regulated industries ensure compliance with HIPAA, PCI and ISO.

Learn more about at AWS re:invent. Visit our booth!

Resources

Ubuntu on AWS | Ubuntu Pro for AWS
Ubuntu WorkSpaces by AWS
Ubuntu Pro FIPS for AWS compliance

About Ubuntu and AWS

Whether you are moving to Amazon Web Services or are already running cloud-native, Ubuntu is the platform of choice for AWS.

Canonical is the publisher of Ubuntu, the most popular Linux operating system, and maintains a strong partnership with AWS to make sure Ubuntu provides the best experience possible in the cloud regarding security, performance and cost effectiveness.

Canonical continuously tracks and delivers updates to Ubuntu images to ensure security and stability are built-in from the moment your machines and containers launch.

Getting to the Event

Join the Canonical team at AWS re:Invent to discuss how to provide customers with solutions that capitalize on the benefits of Open Source with security and compliance, and discover why Ubuntu is the first choice on public clouds.

Location
The Venetian 
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dates
November 28 – December 1, 2022

Hours
Monday, 4 PM-7 PM PT
Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 AM-6 PM PT
Thursday, 10 AM-4 PM PT

You can meet with the Canonical team on-site in Las Vegas and pick our technical experts’ brains about your particular open source scenario.

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