Oracle Linux Services

“With Oracle Autonomous Linux, we have taken the next step in our autonomous strategy, providing a rich set of capabilities to help our customers significantly improve reliability and protect their systems from cyberthreats.”

- Wim Coekaerts, SVP operating systems and virtualization engineering, Oracle

What is Oracle Linux?

The Oracle Linux operating system is an operating environment that delivers leading performance, scalability, reliability and security for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications. Oracle Linux Support offers access to Oracle support resources and Linux support specialists, zero-downtime updates using Ksplice, additional management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager and lifetime support, all at a significantly low cost. Unlike many other commercial Linux distributions, Oracle Linux is easy to download and completely free to use, distribute and update.

Oracle Linux reduces complexity and human error to deliver increased cost savings, security, and availability for customers.

Oracle Autonomous Linux is the first and only operating system to deliver automated patching, updates, and tuning—without human intervention.

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Features

  • A Complete, Open DevOps Environment
Oracle Linux Premier Support accelerates your digital transformation, helping you achieve your IT imperatives. This complete DevOps environment is designed for hybrid and multi-cloud deployments at enterprise scale.
  • Open and Modern
Oracle Linux can run anywhere: in Oracle Cloud, Oracle Cloud at Customer, on premise, or on other public clouds. Oracle Linux Premier Support includes the latest, modern cloud native tools that are fully compliant with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) standards.
  • Secure and Compliant
Oracle Linux 7 has received both a Common Criteria (CC) Certification which was performed against the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) General Purpose Operating System Protection Profile (OSPP) v4.1 as well as a FIPS 140-2 validation of its cryptographic modules. With Oracle Linux, customers can rely on autonomous capabilities to help ensure their systems are secure and highly available.
  • Data Integrity
Oracle Linux supports the T10 Protection Information Model (T10-PIM) to help prevent silent data corruption.

Key Features

Technical Features

  • Ksplice Zero Downtime Updates – Ksplice technology updates the kernels, hypervisors and critical user space libraries without requiring a reboot or interruption. Known Exploit Detection in Ksplice enables auditing and alerting for known privilege escalation vulnerabilities.
  • XFS File System – XFS is a journaling file system known for extreme scalability with near native I/O performance.
  • DTrace – DTrace is a comprehensive dynamic tracing framework that provides a powerful infrastructure to permit administrators, developers and service personnel to concisely answer arbitrary questions about the behaviour of the operating system and user programs in real time.
  • AMD Secure Memory Encryption (SME) – Oracle Linux 7 with UEK Release 5 enables the hardware accelerated memory encryption, available on AMD EPYC processors based systems, for data-in-use protection.
  • Oracle Cluster File System 2 (OCFS2) ) – OCFS2 is a general purpose, extent-based clustered file system that provides an open source, enterprise-class alternative to proprietary cluster file systems, and provides both high performance and high availability.

Why Oracle Linux?

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Virtualization Made Easy

Oracle Linux includes support for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, including support for Intel VT-x and VT-d hardware extensions along with the Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) for AMD-V enabled processors. Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager is the server virtualization management platform that can be easily deployed to configure, monitor, and manage an Oracle Linux KVM with enterprise-grade performance and support from Oracle.

Support

Oracle is the only vendor in the industry that offers a complete Linux-based solution stack – applications, middleware, database, management tools, operating system, virtualization, and hardware. With Oracle as your Linux support provider, you have a single point of contact for all your support needs. Oracle delivers enterprise-class support for Oracle Linux and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, including premier backports, indemnification and testing.
Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used and distributed free of charge, with easy access to installation ISOs.
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Lower TCO and Greater Value

Oracle Support for Oracle Linux installations is significantly lower in cost than competing vendors’ Linux support. You are free to decide which of your systems should be covered by a support subscription, and at which level each of them should be supported. This makes Oracle Linux an ideal choice for both your development and production systems. You decide which support coverage is the best for each of your systems individually, while keeping all of them up-to-date and secure with the same level of bug fixes and security errata.

No-Charge Linux Lifecycle Management

Oracle Linux Basic and Premier Support subscriptions also include Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c for end-to-end Linux lifecycle management. Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c supplies an intuitive interface for Oracle Linux provisioning, patching, monitoring, administration and configuration management. The software takes a comprehensive approach to management, integrating Linux server management with controls that can extend to encompass application, virtual server, and hardware system management across the data center and cloud environment.
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Why Oracle Linux is the perfect choice

Clover Infotech’s Offerings

Migration from

  • Any Linux platform to Oracle Linux
  • Red Hat Linux to Oracle Linux
  • Oracle Solaris to Oracle Linux
Migrating an existing system from another OEM/open-source Linux to Oracle Linux is simple. There is no need to re-install the operating system or any application. The technical consultants at Clover Infotech can take over support for your existing systems and complete the migration for you.

Containerization and Orchestration Services

Container platforms are now being used to package applications so that they can access a specific set of resources on a physical or virtual host’s operating system. The benefit, especially for organizations that adhere to continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices, is that containers are scalable and ephemeral—instances of applications or services, hosted in containers, come and go as demanded by need.
Container orchestration is all about managing the lifecycles of containers, especially in large, dynamic environments. The beauty of container orchestration tools is that you can use them in any environment, from traditional on-premise servers to public cloud instances.

Containers – Advantage over “Virtual Machines”

Containers are often compared to Virtual Machines (VMs), since both of them allow multiple types of software to be run in contained environments.
Containers are an abstraction of the application layer (meaning that each container simulates a different software application). Though each container runs isolated processes, multiple containers share a common Operating System.
VMs are an abstraction of the hardware layer (meaning that each VM simulates a physical machine that can run software). VM technology can use one physical server to run the equivalent of many servers (each of which is called a VM). So, while multiple VMs run on one physical machine, each VM has its own copy of an Operating System, applications and their related files, libraries and dependencies.
With Oracle Linux, you can run multiple applications on a single host, without the risk of interference with each other. Docker containers are lightweight and resource friendly, which saves on rack space and power. Oracle Container Runtime for Docker and Oracle Container Services for use with Kubernetes provide a comprehensive container and orchestration environment for the delivery of micro-services and next generation application development.

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