CentOS is regarded as a stable, secure and free Linux distribution for servers. In December 2020 Red Hat announced that CentOS Linux 8’s life would be cut short, and from December 2021 it will no longer be a drop-in replacement for RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux).
CentOS Linux 8 users are faced with the immediate decision of re-platforming and switching to an alternative Linux distribution. To date Red Hat has only offered paid for solutions: CentOS Stream or RHEL, both of which have their own limitations and cost implications.
Oracle Linux is an ideal alternative and one of the fastest growing enterprise distributions seen in recent years.
100% Free Software - Oracle Linux software is available free of charge, customers pay for support
100% Compatible - application binary compatible with RHEL and zero bugs logged since the launch in 2006
Choice of Kernals - Unbreakable Enterprise Kernal (EUK) for Oracle Linux or Red Hat Compatible Kernal (RHCK). Both supported by Oracle
Easily Accessible - installation media, source code and updates are readily available on the Oracle Linux yum server, without the requirement for authentication
System Suitability - Oracle Linux works across multiple systems, including Arm and x86 and will optimally support Oracle and third party applications on Oracle or third party hardware, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or other public cloud
Why work with Bell Integration
Working with an Oracle Gold Partner with over 20 years’ experience in providing guidance and technology solutions to our clients ensures a clear, concise and straightforward migration to your new Linux platform. We can help reduce costs, whilst ensuring the reliability and availability of your distribution.
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