AlmaLinux OS Foundation, the nonprofit that stewards the community owned and governed open source CentOS replacement AlmaLinux, announced that AlmaLinux is now available on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) marketplace.
“Oracle Cloud combines the elasticity and utility of public cloud with the granular control, security, and predictability of on-prem infrastructure. The tens of thousands of developers building with Oracle now have easy access to the open source, community owned and governed, forever-free enterprise AlmaLinux distribution and can get up and running immediately,” said Jack Aboutboul, community manager for AlmaLinux. “We’d also like to acknowledge and thank our good friends at Ampere, an Oracle OCI hardware provider and their amazing A1 Arm instances, for supporting AlmaLinux.”
AlmaLinux is supported by hardware partner Ampere on OCI. OCI offers Ampere(r) Altra(r) processors and the industry’s first 80-core Ampere Altra Arm-based server with flexible sizing from 1-80 OCPUs and 1-64 GB of memory per core. The OCI Ampere A1 compute platform provides deterministic performance, linear scalability, and a secure architecture. It is focused on long-term stability and delivering a robust production-grade platform.
Oracle Cloud provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS) solutions.
Oracle Cloud allows a wide range of services—including servers, operating systems, storage, network, applications and services—to be provisioned on demand. They support numerous open standards (SQL, HTML5, REST), open-source applications (Kubernetes, Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, MySQL, Terraform), and a variety of programming languages, databases, tools, and frameworks.
AlmaLinux, downloaded millions of times, recently celebrated over 1 million Docker pulls, the release of AlmaLinux 8.5 within 48 hours of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) release, and the shipping of AlmaLinux 8.5 for PowerPC. AlmaLinux has also announced their first Platinum foundation sponsor, Codenotary, and new member Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
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