- Together, Oracle and Red Hat will offer new operating system choices that can be used with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on OCI being the first step.
- Due to this agreement, users can now migrate their current workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on OCI in certified configurations of OCI flexible virtual machines.
- Customers can also contact both Red Hat and Oracle support to help resolve potential issues, as they are now working as a unit.
Red Hat and Oracle announced a multi-stage agreement to give customers more operating system options to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The first step taken for this is Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a supported operating system. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a great platform for building and managing hybrid cloud applications. It makes it easy to deploy and manage applications quickly and with consistent results across different types of clouds. Oracle Cloud 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.
A strategic partnership for both sides
This collaboration means that certified configurations of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure flexible virtual machines can now run Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and customers can also migrate their existing workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Customers can also contact both Red Hat and Oracle support to help resolve potential issues. OCI’s multicloud capabilities such as Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure and MySQL HeatWave give customers the choice to pick the best cloud provider for their applications and databases. OCI also offers hybrid cloud, public cloud and dedicated cloud services.
Clay Magouyrk, Executive VP of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure said:
« Starting today, customers can deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI and receive full support for these certified configurations from both Red Hat and Oracle. Deepening our collaboration in the future will see us support additional products and workloads on OCI so customers have more flexibility. »
Red Hat is working on a way to let users launch Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI bare-metal servers, which gives more control and performance than using a standard virtual server.
Ashesh Badani, Senior VP and Head of Products of Red Hat said:
« Customer choice, from hardware to cloud provider, is a crucial commitment for Red Hat, whether these organizations are running operations in their own datacenters, on multiple public clouds or at the far edge. Our collaboration with Oracle to deliver full support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI further cements this commitment to choice by extending cloud deployment options for our customers, and laying the foundation to make additional Red Hat solutions available to customers digitally transforming on OCI. »
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.