Oracle Linux is now generally available today. According to the company, the release builds on its approach to providing support for emerging technologies, such as OpenStack, while delivering new Linux innovations, tools, and features.
“Oracle Linux continues to provide the most flexible options for customers and partners, allowing them to easily innovate, collaborate, and create enterprise-grade solutions,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “With Oracle Linux 7, users have more freedom to choose the technologies and solutions that best meet their business objectives. Oracle Linux allows users to benefit from an open approach for emerging technologies, like OpenStack, and allows them to meet the performance and reliability requirements of the modern data center.”
Oracle Linux 7 features include XFS, Btrfs, Linux Containers (LXC), DTrace, Ksplice, Xen enhancements, and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3.
Oracle Linux also provides production support for zero-downtime updates with Ksplice with all Oracle Linux Premier Support subscriptions. Ksplice allows customers to keep their systems secure by providing updates without the need to reboot, and is also used to provide diagnostics on production servers, with debug kernels that can be applied and removed without restart.
More information is available about Oracle Linux which can be downloaded from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.