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Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux can offer you out-of-the-box optimisations for your Oracle Databases that Red Hat Enterprise, CentOS, and other Linux distributions do not.

The Challenge

Non optimised Linux distributions can cost significantly more as many organisations over provision or unknowingly pay a premium rate for their licenses. Distributions without a consistent and effective patch management strategy in place are vulnerable to performance slowdowns, random reboots or cyber-attacks, that compromise sensitive data or operations.

Even planned downtime in your Linux data centre distribution can put your company at risk , as businesses are under considerable pressure to provide 99.9% availability of their applications, systems and services to their staff and customers.


The Solution

Oracle Linux has been consistently one of the fastest growing enterprise Linux distributions in recent years. Engineered for open cloud infrastructure, it delivers leading performance, scalability, reliability and security for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications.

Much of this growth comes from clients migrating from other Linux distributions, in order to save on licensing costs and take advantage of Oracle’s OS optimisation for its own solution stacks.

Oracle Linux Support offers access to award-winning Oracle support resources and Linux support specialists, zero-downtime updates using Ksplice, management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager and lifetime support, all at a low cost.


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 Switch to Oracle Linux Viewing Time: 1.32

Whether you’re looking to improve security, lower costs, simplify operations or minimize downtime, there are lots of reasons to choose Oracle Linux Support. Watch this video to see why customers have made the switch.

Why Bell Integration

We are an Oracle Gold Partner and have over 20 years experience in providing technology solutions which help optimise performance, reduce costs, ensure reliability and availability of your services. The benefits of working with Bell are:


Risk free migration - we ensure 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 the project is delivered on time and within budget.


Right sizing your license requirements - We assess manage and align your Linux licencing requirements with your business needs. In past we have saved our clients over 50% on their licencing distribution costs.


Keep applications online – rolling out patches with zero downtime. With Oracle's Ksplice you can apply kernel and user space updates to your Linux systems while they’re 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 – reducing risk to vulnerabilities with automated patching, we provide patch management as a service. Ensuring the latest updates are always applied. Postponing the installation of updates until a convenient time leaves systems vulnerable to well-known security problems.

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