OpenStack consulting, design and delivery

Carrier grade, banking security, government scale. Serious private clouds are our business.

Hundreds of successful OpenStack clouds underpin our consulting, training, architecture design, and hardware procurement advice - to help you evaluate and deliver OpenStack.

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Canonical will design and deploy OpenStack on your premises

Building and running an OpenStack cloud requires specialised expertise and low-level Linux OS knowledge. Canonical brings the full stack — from kernel to containers to applications - along with operating experience from hundreds of OpenStack deployments around the world to get you started efficiently.

Once you are certain OpenStack is the right choice we can deliver your cloud in two weeks. Only then do you need to commit the devops talent required to run your cloud, or outsource that to Canonical as well.

From zero to private cloud — OpenStack delivery on rails

With many years experience deploying, supporting, running and upgrading OpenStack clouds, Canonical offers a unique fixed-price private cloud delivery service with a proven reference architecture, called Foundation Cloud Build.

What’s available with Foundation Cloud Build?

  • Two-day onsite workshop for introductions, requirements gathering and architecture design
  • Existing VMware, public cloud and on-prem workload assessment
  • Ongoing operations automation for scaling, node replacement, upgrades
  • Full high availability of all OpenStack control plane and API services
  • Containerised, hyper-converged or discrete architecture flexibility
  • Optimised KVM hypervisor for virtual machines and LXD container guests for ultra-dense Linux
  • Resilient network-based Ceph and direct-attach storage options for guests
  • VMware migration tools and services
  • Observability, log analysis and monitoring dashboards with Prometheus, Grafana, Nagios, Elastic Search and Kibana included as standard
  • Complete handover with tenant onboarding, documentation, and details of ongoing support
  • Disaster recover and third-party tenant storage backup solutions available
  • Automated re-deployment guide and scripts
  • Option to have Canonical provide operations and management remotely for a period
  • OpenStack upgrades by Canonical on demand
  • Compliance requirements analysis
  • Telco VNF expertise and onboarding

Working with Canonical

If you have complex requirements, Canonical structures the engagement as a series of iterations, starting with proven and well-understood components and architecture. The goal is rapid engagement with other parts of your business that you hope to win as internal customers, and evolution to add capabilities based on their feedback together with your requirements as the IT infrastructure owners.

Time-to-engagement is the key metric for private cloud, since the flow of workloads is dependent on devops confidence in the new infrastructure. The sooner you engage your application developers and operations teams, the sooner you will start growing your private cloud capacity.

Cloud architecture design and consulting

Canonical experts work with your architects to establish your private cloud requirements and define the optimal architecture for your initial business workloads.

We advise on hardware selection and map out potential enterprise integrations for your OpenStack cloud such as storage and identity.

Ops dashboards and monitoring included

Logging and monitoring complex distributed systems is an art form! Canonical’s operations teams run hundreds of infrastructure subsystems and clouds, and have converged on a world-class open source monitoring stack.

Your Foundation Cloud Build comes with modern open source tools — Prometheus, ELK and Nagios — for deep insights into your infrastructure performance and health.

24x7 support or outsourced operations

Our support plans have you covered so your cloud receives updates, and an SLA for issues that arise during operations.

We also offer on-demand upgrades to newer versions of OpenStack if you want us to take care of it, and full remote operations and cloud management if you’d rather stay focused on your business workloads exclusively.

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Consulting, design and delivery pricing

Our consulting delivery package comes in two flavours — Cloud Build and Cloud Build Plus, with the latter offering more consulting time to evaluate and integrate a wider range of custom architectural possibilities.

  Foundation Cloud Foundation Cloud Plus
One-time price $75,000 $150,000
Expert delivery of an Ubuntu OpenStack cloud Reference architecture Custom architecture
Workshop and training 2-days 4-days
Hypervisor options KVM and LXD KVM, LXD, and Hyper-V
Software Defined Networking options OVS (GRE and/or VXLAN) OVS with Provider Networks,
BGP, DVR *
Software Defined Storage options Ceph Ceph, Swift **
Encryption   Control plane and storage

* Juniper Contrail, Cisco ACI, Nokia Nuage and more available as add-ons

** Solidfire, ScaleIO and more available as add-ons

Support and operations — for smooth running clouds, 24/7

Enterprise support

Ubuntu Advantage

$1,500 per server per year

What’s included:

  • 24-hour phone and web support
  • Access to self-service customer care portal
  • Access to Canonical’s knowledge base
  • Landscape Systems Management
  • Includes support for Ubuntu guests
  • Includes support for Kubernetes
  • Includes optimised Windows guest drivers

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Fully Managed OpenStack

BootStack

$500 per server per month

What’s included:

  • ‘BootStack’ service by Canonical
  • Build, operate and transfer OpenStack
  • Outsource operations of your OpenStack cloud
  • SLA and regular independent audits
  • Training and transfer options
  • Fastest way to engage your developers
  • Reference private cloud or custom architecture
  • Most cost-effective approach up to 200 nodes
  • 24/7 operations with fully staffed NOC
  • Optional managed Kubernetes service on top
  • EU and US-only operations options available

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Companies using OpenStack with Canonical

Build your OpenStack cloud with Canonical

Find out how Canonical delivers the worlds favourite enterprise OpenStack. The choice of the largest operators in telco, finance, media, pharma, retail and government sectors, Canonical’s OpenStack on Ubuntu offers a flexible architecture and enables integration of GPGPUs, FPGAs and cloud network accelerators.

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