Canonical is the brains behind MicroK8s and the driving force behind Charmed Kubernetes. Portainer works in harmony with both.

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Portainer and Canonical - a match made in the cloud.

Canonical is the founder of Ubuntu, the OS foundation for most Kubernetes implementations, the brains behind MicroK8s, the most efficient Kube distro available today and the driving force behind Charmed Kubernetes, the engine room of enterprise-grade Kubernetes.

Portainer is the key to making MircoK8s and Charmed Kubernetes accessible to everyone inside an organization. It’s the difference between having a Kube installation users may or may not be able to interact with (based on their familiarity with CLI) and having a powerful, GUI-based Containers-as-a-Service solution platform managers and developers can interact with easily, reliably and securely day in, day out.

Portainer brings MicroK8s and Charmed Kubernetes to life whether it’s deployed in the cloud, across a hybrid cloud, on-prem or at the edge. it provides:


Portainer and MicroK8s

Getting Portainer up and running inside your MicroK8s cluster is super simple, because Portainer (open source edition) is already set up as an add-on. Simply type in ‘microk8s enable Portainer’ and you’re ready to go.


Once Portainer is up and running you can use it to deploy applications, set up RBAC restrict access to the default namespace and manage resource quotas by namespace to ensure applications perform perfectly without having to know a write a single line of YAML.

Portainer and Charmed Kubernetes


Charmed Kubernetes is Canonical’s pure upstream, composable Kubernetes distribution. It is powered by Juju and allows users to build Kubernetes clusters from the ground up and tailor them to their needs, by selecting the specific networking, storage, observability, and other cloud-native components they want to use. Charmed Kubernetes supports a multitude of cloud platforms from AWS, Azure, and GCE, to VMware, Openstack, LXD, and bare metal.

With Portainer Business managing Charmed Kubernetes, businesses have an easy way to design and manage their Kubernetes deployments at scale. Portainer Business can be deployed inside Charmed Kubernetes automatically with a charm. Visit Charmhub to find out how to get started.

Learn more about the partnership between Canonical and Portainer


To learn more about the Charm integration watch this Canical Portainer webinar:

Containers-as-a-service: deploy faster with Canonical and Portainer