I have to apologize, I was misremembered a headline stating that RightScale and Canonical were "partners" as being in the actual body of the press release. Chalk one up to the lay press for grossly misinterpreting a business relationship in a headline.
Closer re-reading of the press releases doesn't indicate there is a dedicated explicit partner relationship between the two business entities at any level. And in fact I can't find either company listing the other as a partner in any communication after the initial press release annoucing support for Ubuntu by RightScale.
If they don't have a business partner relationship, then you are right. I shouldn't have any hopes for Canonical being able to leverage the relationship with RighScale to drive revenue of any sort. There's no direct business relationship to leverage.