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One of the leading open source enterprise Linux solutions in the market today, Oracle Linux is RHEL compatible and offers optimisations for your Oracle databases that other Linux distributions do not.

Featuring competitive licensing and support offerings and a highly optimised and secure environment for development and distribution, Oracle Linux is an ideal choice for organisations seeking a stable Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)-compatible alternative that will deliver greater certainty around future licensing costs.

Engineered for open cloud infrastructure and critical workloads, Oracle Linux supports the latest x86 and Arm architectures across on-premises, multi cloud and edge environments. Free to use and easy to download, Oracle Linux is capable of handling a wide variety of workloads, including heavy duty databases, application servers and DevOps.

Users moving to Oracle Linux will benefit from:

  • A choice of OS kernals – including the security optimised Unbreakable Enterprise Kernal (UEK) and the Red Hat Compatible Kernal (RHCK) which enables users to run existing RHEL software without modification.
  • Non-intrusive updates – Oracle Linux is the only Linux distribution to offer zero-downtime updates using Ksplice.
  • Cloud native DevSecOps – based on open standards and APIs defined by the Open Container and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
  • Powerful automation and management tools – including Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Linux Virtualisation Manager, Oracle Linux Automation Manager and Engine and Oracle Linux Manager.
  • A choice of support options – Basic, Premier and Extended.


The Benefits of Oracle Support

Oracle Linux Premier SupportRed Hat Enterprise
Linux Server Premium
Access updates and patches
24 x 7 Phone and Web support
No Forced Upgrades to Obtain Bug Fixes ✗
Lifetime Support ✗
Integrated Management and Monitoring ✗
Clustering Software and File System ✗
Zero Downtime Updates with Ksplice  ✗
Comprehensive Legal Indemnification  ✗

Why migrate to Oracle Linux?

  • A platinum member of the Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Oracle is the industry’s largest contributor to open source.
  • Oracle is the only vendor to offer a complete solution stack – applications, middleware, operating system, virtualisation, hardware, engineered systems and cloud. Giving customers a single point of contact for all their support needs.
  • Oracle remains committed to making Oracle Linux binaries and source code freely and publicly available to all.

Migrate to Oracle Linux with Bell Integration


Make the switch with Bell Integration

As an Oracle Partner with over 20 years’ experience implementing Oracle technologies that will optimise the performance, reliability, availability and security of your services while reducing costs, our experienced experts know their way around Oracle Linux.

Offering a comprehensive end-to-end service, Bell Integration will work with you to ensure you’re able to migrate with minimal downtime and can realise the benefits of Oracle Linux faster.

Working with Bell, you’ll be able to:

  • Engineer a risk-free migration – we ensure you experience the smoothest possible transition to your new Linux environment, with no risk of business disruptions, data loss or overruns. We provide consultancy, discovery, planning and execution of the license migration to ensure your project is delivered on time and within budget.
  • Right-size your license requirements - we assess, manage and align your Linux licensing requirements with your business needs. Typically, we save customers over 50% of their licensing distribution costs.
  • Keep applications online – with Oracle's Ksplice , you can rollout security patches and apply kernal and user space updates to your Linux systems while they are still running.
  • Reduce costs – Reboots require costly supervision. With Ksplice, updates are installed in seconds, without interrupting running applications or the people using the applications.
  • Increase security – reboots require costly supervision. With Ksplice, updates are installed in second without interrupting running applications of the people using these applications.