AlmaLinux is now accessible on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) marketplace, further extending AlmaLinux’s cloud reach. With AlmaLinux now available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace (OCM), organizations can add it to their Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) with a single click for both x86 64 and Aarch64.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS) are all available on Oracle Cloud. Oracle Cloud enables on-demand provisioning of a wide range of services, including servers, operating systems, storage, networking, applications, and services. They support numerous open standards (SQL, HTML5, REST), open-source applications (Kubernetes, Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, MySQL, Terraform), and a wide variety of programming languages, tools, databases, and frameworks.
“Oracle Cloud combines the elasticity and utility of public cloud with the granular control, security, and predictability of on-prem infrastructure,” said Jack Aboutboul, community manager for AlmaLinux. “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. 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.”
Hyperscale Cloud Computing Workloads
AlmaLinux is supported by hardware partner Ampere on OCI. OCI provides Ampere(r) Altra(r) processors as well as an 80-core Ampere Altra Arm-based server with customizable size ranging from 1-80 OCPUs and 1-64 GB of memory per core. The OCI Ampere A1 computing platform would offer one of the highest price-performance ratios in the market, with predictable performance, linear scalability, and a secured design.
“Ampere provides modern cloud infrastructure to our customers with an ever expanding ecosystem for building cloud native solutions,” said Peter Pouliot, Sr. Developer Advocate, Ampere Computing. “Working with the OCI partner program and AlmaLinux, we now enable our customers to have more OS options for today’s hyperscale cloud computing workloads and applications. This work underscores our commitment to delivering a truly differentiated cloud native computing platform for our customers with more mature components, tools and services at every level of the stack.”
Downloaded millions of times, AlmaLinux recently celebrated over 1 million Docker pulls; the release of AlmaLinux 8.5 within 48 hours of the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL); and the delivery of AlmaLinux 8.5 for PowerPC. AlmaLinux has also named Codenotary as their first Platinum foundation sponsor and Advanced Micro Devices as a new member (AMD). Community-owned and regulated, the open source CentOS alternative is managed by the AlmaLinux OS Foundation.