CIQ Mountain Launch Enables Rocky Linux Users to Securely Manage Solutions Throughout the Software Lifecycle

CIQ, the company behind Rocky Linux, added a new service to its portfolio aimed at enhancing how organizations manage complex software infrastructure and solutions.

CIQ Mountain is a “mountain of solutions” that provides software and artifact delivery and lifecycle management for turnkey solution management at any scale.

From small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises with large fleets of diverse infrastructure, CIQ Mountain provides capabilities for efficient management of your software infrastructure whether on premise or in the cloud, allowing more mission focus, according to the company.

“Some of the most pressing problems organizations face is securely managing solutions throughout the software lifecycle across a fleet of different infrastructure types, both on-prem and in the cloud,” said Gregory Kurtzer, CEO of CIQ and founder of Rocky Linux. “The great thing about Mountain is that it solves the difficulties associated with operating system management, validation, compliance, and solution deployment for everyone! Think of it as a global artifact repository for packages, containers, and other assets, all optimized to provide turnkey solutions, transparency, validation, and security updates as easy as subscribing to the capabilities you need. Mountain is your marketplace of software infrastructure solutions.”

CIQ Mountain offers several powerful capabilities to operators of complex infrastructure, including:

  • Secure image management of Rocky Linux, which solves large-scale repeatability of imaging that is hardened or customized to the CTO’s or CISO’s specifications in the cloud, data center or edge.
  • Patching of Rocky Linux, which solves the data center management problem of updating servers in every environment and across geography in a systematic way for the Linux administrator, CTO and CISO.
  • Long-term supported (LTS) images of Rocky Linux, which solves the problem of moving applications to various minor or major versions of Enterprise Linux, which is a common issue for Linux administrators, architects, and developers.

CIQ Mountain launches with a set of certified and supported assets and turnkey solutions—such as Rocky Linux images, verifiable packages, containers, individual applications, and microservices with their associated configurations.

It also supports private mirroring of these curated assets. According to the company, this is just the beginning, and CIQ is already working to deliver additional capabilities in the near future aimed at specific use cases or segments including academic research, commercial simulation, and life sciences. Each of these is aimed at helping organizations drive towards their infrastructure management goals with less effort and risk associated with managing vital compute resources.

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