Ubuntu Public Images

Canonical produces generic (generic kernel) cloud images, LXD images (rootfs tarballs) and KVM optimised cloud images (KVM kernel). These images are public (unlike other cloud-specific images) and are available on cloud-images.ubuntu.com.

The images create a stable and secure cloud platform that is ideal for scaling development work done on Ubuntu-based systems. Since Ubuntu is one of the most favoured operating systems amongst developers, using an Ubuntu-based image for the corresponding cloud deployment becomes the simplest option.

Everyone from individual developers to large enterprises use these images for developing and deploying their softwares. For highly regulated industries from the government, medical and finance sectors, various security-certified images are also available.

In this documentation

How-to guides

Step-by-step guides covering key operations related to Vagrant.

Vagrant - An explanation

What are Vagrant boxes and our support status for them.

Project and community

Ubuntu Public Images is a member of the Ubuntu family and the project warmly welcomes community projects, contributions, suggestions, fixes and constructive feedback.