In order to give clients more operating system options to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Red Hat, Inc., the world's largest provider of open source solutions, and Oracle today announced a multi-stage agreement. 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 running on OCI, these organizations can now standardize 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 optimize 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.
Due to this strategic alliance, clients can transfer workloads already running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI with greater assurance, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux can now be deployed on certified OCI flexible virtual machine configurations. OCI flexible virtual machines can scale in increments of as little as one CPU to improve price-performance and decrease resource waste. Customers can also get in touch with Red Hat and Oracle support for assistance in resolving any issues thanks to a more comprehensive and transparent joint support agreement.
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.
In order to facilitate hybrid cloud innovation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers a flexible and reliable Linux base. Applications and mission-critical workloads may be developed, deployed, and managed across physical, virtual, private, public cloud, and edge deployments more quickly, more effectively, and with more consistency. The platform offers a way to more easily maintain stability throughout the production life cycle as well as a way to embed security and compliance capabilities into infrastructure from the development stage. No matter where they choose to operate, IT organizations can do so with more assurance and trust if they choose a platform that fosters innovation and boosts internal operational efficiency.
Customers may enjoy the advantages of the cloud with OCI's distributed cloud while having more control over data residency, localization, and authority—even across several clouds. Features of OCI's distributed cloud include:
Multicloud: OCI offers customers the option to choose the optimal cloud provider for their apps and databases through its multicloud features, such as Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure and MySQL HeatWave.
Hybrid cloud: OCI maintains infrastructure in more than 60 nations and provides hybrid cloud services on-premises using Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer.
Public cloud: As of right now, OCI runs 41 OCI areas across 22 nations, and 9 more are scheduled to follow, including two sovereign cloud regions for the EU.
Dedicated cloud: Oracle Alloy will let partners to run all Oracle cloud services in their own datacenters, and OCI provides dedicated regions for customers to do so.