Ubuntu Core can power devices of practically any type and size, with the security and extensibility of a full-scale OS.
- Safe, reliable, transactional updates with tests and rollback
- Applications confined by Canonical’s AppArmor kernel security system
- Amazing developer experience with Snapcraft to build from source
- Easily extensible with frameworks
Setting the security standard
Critical infrastructure systems are common subjects for attacks, which is why all Ubuntu Core devices can be updated fast. And to ensure that apps can be installed safely, they are isolated using kernel containers, with human-friendly security profiles.
Snappy lets you update your servers faster. All data is backed up allowing for rollback if it fails — so your system is never in an incomplete state. It means you can deploy updates automatically, protecting your valuable data and apps.
As well as isolating apps from each other (and the system itself), Ubuntu Core uses signatures to authenticate all code running on your servers and devices. If it’s not the code you publish, it won’t make it onto your devices.
A marketplace for incredible apps
The introduction of extensible devices such as hubs and gateways creates a market for apps from the global developer community. Ubuntu Core’s app store enables developers to publish applications purposed for a whole host of diverse devices — and it even allows you to create your own app store for your device.
Seamless connectivity to the cloud
From testing and development to updates in the wild, the cloud is integral to Ubuntu Core. Leading tech players are already throwing their weight behind the platform, with the likes of both Microsoft and Amazon using Ubuntu Core images on their public clouds. Images can be deployed on any OpenStack private cloud, too.
It’s supported on servers too
The world’s fastest Xeon server is supported by Ubuntu Core, alongside massively multi-core ARM CPUs such as Thunder from Cavium. Which means it’s just as effective in the datacentre as it is on any connected device. From its vast range of supported hardware platforms to the practically infinite extensibility of Snapcraft with frameworks, snappy Ubuntu Core enables you to create the future — safe in the knowledge that there is no more secure or cost-effective OS for the Internet of Things.
A platform for opportunity
Ubuntu Core provides a production-ready platform for shipping, updating and selling your products, making it easier for customers to find and install your apps.