Become a partner

Ubuntu is an open source computing platform that is transforming the way millions of people and businesses use the client, the server and the cloud. Canonical is the company that supports it, providing strategic guidance and driving its adoption.

Grow your business

Leveraging the enormous popularity of Ubuntu opens additional revenue opportunities allowing you to sell management, monitoring and commercial support from Canonical.

Certification of products

As a certified partner, you can make secure and up-to-date certified Ubuntu cloud images that are tuned and tested to ensure optimal performance.

Save time & money

We run a range of partner programmes to help you maximise revenue and efficiency from the opportunities Ubuntu provides.

How we work with our partners

By formalising their partnership with Canonical, technology companies of all kinds – from hardware makers and ISVs to cloud providers and mobile carriers – benefit from significant opportunities to increase their revenues with Ubuntu.

We operate a range of partner programmes, from essential product certification to close collaboration, help with QA and long-term strategic alliances.

Benefits of working with us

Partnering with Canonical gives you:


  • Certification of your products to ensure reliability and communicate this to your customers
  • Regular security and maintenance updates to any products that run Ubuntu
  • Access to engineers who develop Ubuntu, equipping you to use it as a platform for innovation in your market
  • Custom engineering covering any device enablement or platform customisation your ideas require
  • Management of all third party licence fees and distribution agreements for content provided through Ubuntu
  • Substantial marketing benefits – Ubuntu has more than 20 million client users and it is an established leader in the cloud. By working with us, you’ll get to share in this growth

You and your company

Partner programme

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Find a partner

Canonical’s network of Ubuntu partners spans the full range of technology activities. We offer partner programmes for software vendors, hardware OEMs, mobile carriers, channel partners, retailers and public cloud providers.