Fast, consistent patch delivery for all Ubuntu 16.04 flaws and vulnerabilities
Quick installation with no migration or reboot needed – just connect to the ELS repository
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Connect to the TuxCare Ubuntu 16.04 ELS repository with a simple script – and no reboot
You’re fully protected with security patches until 2025!
When a Linux distribution hits the end of its life, it means that the distribution’s manufacturer will no longer provide security updates or vulnerability patches, which means it becomes tremendously more risky to keep using that distribution – leading organizations to transition, or migrate, to a new distribution or buy an extended support solution, like TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support.
Ubuntu LTS releases have fixed support windows. For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, hardware and maintenance updates from Canonical ceased on April 31, 2021 when it reached end of life. This means that Ubuntu 16.04 users no longer receive security patches for critical security vulnerabilities unless users subscribe to Ubuntu Advantage, but that comes at a substantial cost.
Users of Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus need to migrate to Ubuntu release 18.04 LTS or another distribution as soon as possible. However, in the meantime, TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 16.04 can continue to protect your Ubuntu 16.04 workloads with security patches.
Servers using Ubuntu 16.04 will continue to work, but the Linux kernel will be vulnerable to threats that emerged since April 2021 because there are no ongoing security updates. With no vendor security updates forthcoming, it’s critical that Ubuntu 16.04 users find a way to close vulnerabilities.
Ubuntu Advantage is one option, but the costs are significant. TuxCare’s extended lifecycle support is a more affordable alternative: at just $4.50 per machine, you can start protecting your Ubuntu 16.04 workloads right now.
You can continue to rely on standard support for your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS workloads right through to April 2023. That said, end of life for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is also around the corner, so you need to consider an upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS before April 2023 to avoid ending up in a disaster recovery situation.
If you’re unable to execute an Ubuntu 20.04 migration strategy in time you can consider signing up to TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 18.04 once it becomes available.
Note that Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) is not a feasible alternative to migrate to as it is not one of the Ubuntu LTS versions. Hirsute Hippo is one of the interim releases with just nine months of support, while an Ubuntu LTS release enjoys five years.