Red Hat Enterprise Linux may now be used to run certified configurations of OCI Compute resources, giving customers more options in distributed cloud settings.
Open source solution provider Red Hat, Inc. and Oracle today announced a multi-stage partnership to give clients more operating system options to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Starting with Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on OCI as a supported operating system, the strategic collaboration enhances the user experience for organisations that depend on both OCI and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to drive digital transformation and the migration of mission-critical applications to the cloud.
Currently, Red Hat and Oracle products are used by 90% of the Fortune 500. Red Hat Enterprise Linux serves as the operating system foundation for many of these businesses, and OCI provides them with high-performance, mission-critical cloud services to power operations that are focused on the future of digital technology. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating on OCI, these enterprises can now standardise their cloud operations and have access to a common platform that extends from their datacenter to the OCI distributed cloud.
As a result of this strategic partnership, clients can move existing workloads now operating on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI with more assurance and certified configurations of OCI flexible virtual machines can now run Red Hat Enterprise Linux. To improve price-performance and reduce resource waste, OCI flexible virtual machines can scale in steps as little as one CPU. With a more extensive transparent joint support agreement, customers can also contact Red Hat and Oracle support to assist in resolving any difficulties.
The hybrid cloud technology portfolio from Red Hat, which also includes Red Hat OpenShift, is built around Red Hat Enterprise Linux. To support the current cloud-native stack, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and more technologies are used. With the help of this collaboration, Red Hat and Oracle’s joint clients may now lay the groundwork for computing deployments in the future while still preserving the value of their current IT investments.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is officially approved for OCI’s adaptable virtual machines, which range in CPU core count from one to eighty in single-core increments and memory size from one gigabyte (GB) per CPU to a maximum of 1024 GB, depending on the processor. On the most modern OCI virtual machine designs using AMD, Intel, and Arm CPUs, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is originally supported.
You may find more details, including step-by-step instructions, about launching Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI here. Additionally, preparation work for Red Hat Enterprise Linux certification on OCI’s bare-metal servers has started. These servers can offer improved isolation and performance on par with on-premises systems.