Posted On: Apr 20, 2023

Amazon Web Services announces the general availability of Ubuntu Pro on Amazon EC2 in a subscription-included model. You can now easily deploy Ubuntu Pro on-demand instances and purchase Ubuntu Pro Compute Savings Plans from the AWS EC2 console, and get five additional years of Ubuntu security updates from Canonical. You will be charged on a per-second basis for Ubuntu Pro EC2 AMI instances. For any new Ubuntu Pro EC2 AMI deployments, you will now see Ubuntu Pro charges in the Elastic Cloud Compute section of your AWS bill.

In addition to five more years (total ten years) of security maintenance, Ubuntu Pro provides security coverage for approximately 23000 packages in Ubuntu Universe repository, live kernel patching, etc. For example, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will reach end of standard support on May 31 2023, however with Ubuntu Pro 18.04 LTS you can continue to receive security coverage until April 2028.

Ubuntu Pro is available in all AWS Public Regions, including the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. To get started, you can go to the EC2 console, select launch an instance, and find the latest Ubuntu Pro 22.04 Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in the Quick Start section of the EC2 Launch Instance workflow. Other versions of Ubuntu Pro (EC2 AMI) such as Ubuntu Pro 16.04 (EC2 AMI), Ubuntu Pro 18.04 (EC2 AMI), and Ubuntu Pro 20.04 (EC2 AMI) will be available in AWS Marketplace and billed through EC2.