Fully managed cloud, by Canonical

BootStack, the fully managed cloud service from Canonical is the fastest path to a production private OpenStack cloud. Focus on your business while Canonical takes care of building and running your OpenStack cloud.

  • Fully managed cloud on your servers, at your location
  • Built in three weeks using a proven reference architecture
  • Customise the architecture in iterations based on workloads
  • Enterprise class SLA for the cloud
  • Your team has access to all machines at all times
  • Monitoring and log management integration
  • When you’re ready, we will hand over the keys

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Economics, performance and reliability


True CAPEX economics requires total automation. Efficient operations deliver the benefits of ownership over public cloud rental.


The largest cloud and web operations choose Ubuntu and Canonical. We know what it means to operate complexity at scale and at speed.


Squeeze the most out of your space and servers with our fully converged reference architecture. The leading completely containerized OpenStack.


High availability and resilience in storage and networking across the board underpins our BootStack SLA and your peace of mind.

Security trusted by the OpenStack majority

Canonical, a founding member of OpenStack, provides security updates for thousands production OpenStack clouds worldwide.

The leading OpenStack and public cloud experts choose Ubuntu — that’s why you should talk to us about efficient OpenStack operations at scale.

Ubuntu powers 55% of OpenStack in production. Source: OpenStack survey — April 2017 [PDF 10.6MB]

Fits your hybrid cloud strategy

We recommend a hybrid cloud strategy. Canonical is a leading partner for all major public clouds, so we deliver neutral advice for both private and public operations. The right location for a workload should be driven by economics, not habit.

Give yourself the freedom to choose.

Fully managed OpenStack

  • Controlled density and performance
  • Containers for bare-metal speed
  • CAPEX for long term workloads
  • Regulatory compliant
  • Data sovereignty
  • Existing network

AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, Rackspace, SoftLayer

  • Elasticity for highly variable load
  • Many regions for low latency
  • Choice of providers
  • OPEX as needed
  • Network isolation
  • Potential for uneven cloud performance

BootStack fully managed cloud customers

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  • Voidbridge
  • Fibernet Data Centers
  • Cogeco Peer 1

Your data centre…

  • Predictable CAPEX and OPEX

    Dedicated hardware is the most cost-effective for long-term workloads. BootStack operations costs are predictable, and the benefits of density accrue to your bottom line directly.

  • Elasticity and agility

    We scale your cloud on demand. Just call to let us know there are additional racks in the DC. We’ll remotely test the hardware and expand your OpenStack to take advantage of the new capacity with zero down time.

  • No distractions

    We operate the OpenStack, you run your apps. The real benefit of cloud is the ability to focus exclusively on your business, the things that differentiate you. Your private cloud should be the same — magical infrastructure on demand.

  • Cloud native storage

    Use proven software‐defined storage like Ceph, Nexenta Edge, and Swift in your BootStack. Or integrate your existing storage solution or SAN.

  • No lock-in

    Your team can monitor every machine in the OpenStack cloud, and be trained to operate the cloud themselves. We will transfer operations to them on request.

  • Upgrades built-in

    As OpenStack evolves, your private cloud can be upgraded without down-time. Canonical guarantees upgrades to newer versions of OpenStack on request.

  • App-store included

    Operate standard software workloads exactly the same way on public clouds and OpenStack. A large portfolio of open source solutions with best practices built in.

  • Directory integration

    Real-time login integration with your corporate Active Directory or LDAP infrastructure means better security and happier users.

  • SDN flexibility

    Canonical works with the widest range of SDN’s, from Neutron OVS and flat provider networks to Cisco ACI, Calico and Contrail.

…meets our OpenStack expertise

  • Guaranteed SLA

    Our expertise, based on data from hundreds of clouds, underpins your Service Level Agreement. Our operations are certified, with regular independent audits.

  • NFV ready

    BootStack is your fastest path to a modern VIM. As a VNF vendor, BootStack enables you to test your VNFs on the most widely used telco production OpenStack.

  • Security

    Operated to the high standard of Canonical’s own production OpenStack, supporting critical public services for 60m users and devices.

  • Full stack support

    As the publisher of Ubuntu, Canonical uniquely supports the full stack. Complex problems in cloud infrastructure require analysis and fixes all the way down to the kernel. With us, there are no loose ends.

  • Log aggregation

    The BootStack team actively monitor your OpenStack 24/7, providing observability, alerting, capacity planning and continuous service checks to ensure your cloud is healthy and stays that way.

  • Transfer support

    Canonical offers training and on-premise Cloud Reliability Engineers to smooth your transition to internal operations when requested. Trust us to get you started in the best possible way.

Get BootStack — OpenStack managed cloud in 3 steps

  1. 1 We build your cloud

    Together, we design your OpenStack cloud based on your hardware, scale, roadmap, applications and monitoring system. This happens on your site, in your datacentre or hosted at a third-party facility.

  2. 2 We operate your cloud

    We take responsibility for the remote management and 24/7 availability of your OpenStack. Your SLA covers uptime and performance. Your hardware and software are proactively monitored. Scale on demand with additional racks.

  3. 3 We transfer control

    On request, we’ll give you the keys. We offer training and a handover process with on-site cloud reliability engineers to ensure a smooth handover.

Free quote and architecture assessment

Shape it to your needs

  • Hosting partners

    Unitas Global, QTS and eShelter are certified partners, trained to handle the physical BootStack operations.

  • Build services

    We can build your cloud. Get started fast with our OpenStack reference architecture or a custom design to optimise your workloads.

    OpenStack build service ›

  • Fully managed Kubernetes

    Canonical will build, operate and transfer a Kubernetes cluster for you, on bare metal, OpenStack, VMware or public cloud.

    Canonical Kubernetes ›

  • Enable containers

    Use Linux Containers Project, LXD, for pure-container guests in OpenStack. Faster to launch, with zero latency and amazing quality of service, LXD guests are a bridge between VMs and Docker.

  • Add Docker

    Full support for Enterprise Docker on BootStack means you have a single support line for Ubuntu, OpenStack and Docker. Use tenant separation to partition your cluster between teams using Docker for devops.

  • Custom integration

    Integrate your OpenStack with existing storage SANs, network and SDN controllers, authentication systems like LDAP or Active Directory, and monitoring systems using our professional services and consulting teams.