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Canonical Alternatives

Fully-engaged support for your open-source, cloud-native journey

Greater speed, greater focus, greater freedom of choice

Canonical’s Ubuntu is a phenomenal Linux distribution. But the operating system support, server-management software ecosystem, OpenStack and Kubernetes offerings, and services Canonical locks to Ubuntu can limit choice, raise costs, and slow you down.

Does your organization want to leverage the best open source cloud technologies (including Ubuntu, if you like) with much less friction and greater freedom? Do you want to focus on the business of building differentiating applications vs. managing infrastructure and platforms? Now’s the time to learn about proven alternatives to Canonical’s tech and services ecosystem.

Your cloud(s), as a service

Tech-forward organizations need to focus on delivering value – not on learning about, staffing, and operating clouds. Mirantis is a fully-engaged partner – our services/support teams are 50% larger than Canonical’s – who can design, implement, monitor, and manage your evolving infrastructure with strict SLAs. We can also help and train your operators and developers to make best use of the latest cloud technologies, so you can focus on delivering what’s valuable for your business. It’s all part of the reason Mirantis is trusted by industry leaders like Adobe, DocuSign,, Inmarsat, Walmart Labs, and many others.

Full stack, hybrid clouds, no limits

Mirantis has created a complete solution stack for OpenStack, Docker, and Kubernetes, that includes multi-platform bare-metal provisioning and cloud infrastructure management. We can configure, deploy, scale, and manage performance-optimized clouds on any substrate: from bare metal servers to public clouds, distributed small datacenters, or IoT hardware resources. We do all of this without lock-in – our solutions run on Ubuntu, or on Red Hat, SuSE, CentOS (and shortly on CentOS Stream). What’s more, we support everything, from the OS on up.

A partner as you evolve

You may have legacy workloads that you want to virtualize. Containerization initiatives you need to complete. Plans to migrate from Swarm to Kubernetes. Or a vision of one infrastructure to do it all – IaaS, containers, Swarm, K8S. Mirantis has years of experience helping customers evolve their tech, train their people, and achieve greater speed, resilience, scalability, security, and compliance.

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Customers That Trust Mirantis

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“With our confidence in Mirantis and OpenStack, Volkswagen Group is committed to going cloud first with all new applications across our 12 brands and two divisions.”


Mario Müller, Corporate Director of IT, Volkswagen Group