Currently, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is certified on OCI’s flexible virtual machines which provide from one up to 80 CPU cores in single CPU increments and from 1GB memory per CPU up to a maximum of 1024GB, depending on the processor
Open source solutions provider Red Hat has entered into a multi-stage collaboration with Oracle to provide customers with more choices of operating systems to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
As a start to the partnership, Red Hat Enterprise Linux will operate on OCI as a supported operating system. This is expected to enhance the experience for enterprises that depend on OCI and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to drive digital transformation and shift mission-critical applications to the cloud.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux serves as the operating system foundation for companies while OCI delivers mission-critical cloud services and digital-forward operations.
The collaboration is expected to help companies to standardise their cloud operations, allowing customers to access a common platform that extends from their datacentre to the OCI distributed cloud.
Red Hat senior vice president and products head Ashesh Badani said: “Customer choice, from hardware to cloud provider, is a crucial commitment for Red Hat, whether these organizations are running operations in their own datacentres, 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’s extended partnership with Oracle will support clients in migrating existing workloads operating on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI.
Besides, the collaboration will enable certified configurations of OCI flexible virtual machines to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Currently, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is certified on OCI’s flexible virtual machines which provide from one up to 80 CPU cores in single CPU increments and from 1GB memory per CPU up to a maximum of 1024GB, depending on the processor.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure executive vice president Clay Magouyrk said: “A significant number of customers rely on both Red Hat and OCI to run their operations and require more choice for distributed cloud deployments than ever before.
“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.”