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Benefits of Deploying Oracle Linux on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Julie Wong
Product Management Director

Oracle Linux is an open source OS that is engineered for open cloud infrastructure. It powers Oracle Cloud Applications (SaaS), Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS), and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS). Oracle Linux is a proven, secure, and reliable platform for Oracle and non-Oracle applications alike.  It is used extensively by thousands of Oracle Cloud customers worldwide, and thousands of ISVs, who certify their software on it.

Oracle Linux Premier Support is included with your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscription at no additional cost.  You can take advantage of all the benefits Oracle Linux Support provides, including access to the latest packages and updates, 24x7 expert support, the My Oracle Support portal with an extensive Linux knowledge base, Oracle Ksplice zero-downtime updates, and the use of Oracle Enterprise Manager to manage and monitor Oracle Linux instances. Using Oracle Linux on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure ensures you have a single point of contact for support across cloud infrastructure, OS, and Oracle software. 

Here are some great reasons to consider Oracle Linux for your compute instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:

Ksplice zero-downtime updates – Using Ksplice, your Oracle Linux kernel and user space are updated and patched with all the latest critical fixes without incurring operational costs or planned downtime.  Ksplice is installed and enabled by default for Oracle Linux instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Faster downloads – Oracle Container Registry and Oracle Linux yum server are mirrored inside Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to enable faster downloads for Docker container images for Oracle software and the latest Oracle Linux bug fixes and security errata.  Because all network traffic stays within the Oracle Cloud data centers, no Internet traffic bandwidth is consumed, and no network charges are incurred.

Comprehensive containers and container management support – Oracle Container Registry acts as a trusted source for patched Oracle software container images.  Support is included for Oracle Container Runtime for Docker and Oracle Linux Container Services for use with Kubernetes.

Enhanced developer experience – Oracle Cloud developer tools such as Terraform infrastructure orchestration software, SDK's, and Oracle Cloud Command Line Interface (CLI) are easily deployed through Oracle-provided yum server RPM's. 

Optimized Linux development platform – Easy access to Linux developer and preview software channels is available in the Oracle Linux yum server.  Thousands of EPEL packages available under the EPEL channel are built and signed by Oracle for security and compliance.  In addition, Software Collection Library support is provided to enable developers to install recent versions of Python, PHP, NodeJS, nginx, and more, without risk of disrupting applications running on different versions of these components.

High-performance NFS server with Oracle Linux Storage Appliance – Quickly and easily build NFS shared storage using NVMe devices attached to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure bare metal and VM compute instances by using the Oracle Linux Storage Appliance

Frequent Oracle Linux Image Updates – Oracle Linux images available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure are frequently updated to help ensure access to the latest software.

These features make Oracle Linux on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure not only the most cost-effective and integrated OS in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, but it also provides the best application platform experience.

We are continually delivering new Oracle Linux features and tools for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to enhance your development and application platform experience in the cloud.

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You can check out Oracle Linux for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure today with $300 of free Oracle Cloud credits: https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit.

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