Canonical, the company which distributes the popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu, has announced that its channel partner program, which began four years ago, has seen 240% growth year-over-year (YoY). Through the program, Canonical’s partners are able to resell and distribute products that Canonical develops.
Canonical said that the growth was driven primarily through distribution partners in Europe and North America – it grew existing partnerships and brought more onboard. The last year saw Canonical work closer with major OEMs including Dell and IBM so that they could build embedded products and data centre-oriented enterprise solutions.
Commenting on the news, Regis Paquette, Vice President of Global Alliances and Channels at Canonical, said:
“I am extremely honored to be included again in the Channel Chiefs list. Our partners are vital to Canonical’s success and I am proud of the work we’ve done together in serving our global customers. This recognition is a testament to our program’s success, to Canonical’s ability to become the conduit of open source for our partners and customers, and I look forward to its continued growth and momentum.”
Going forward, Canonical said it’ll also be focusing on areas such as telecommunications, automotive, and finance. In the auto space, it wants to get its solutions into next-gen vehicles to provide high-performance computing capabilities. It said that its proven track record of delivering security, stability, and 24/7 reliability in data centres makes it an ideal choice for the automotive sector.
If you'd like to learn more about the channel partner program, head over to Canonical's website to get more details.