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Saving Time with a Cloud-Enabled Datacenter

Carl Ray
Senior Product Marketing Director

When I talk to Linux administrators about the one thing they hate doing, it has to be patching.

Certainly one of the reasons is finding a time to take a system down to patch is next to impossible. That usually means having to miss your kid’s soccer game, your favorite sports team’s match on TV, or a rare night out with friends.  And just how do you find time when you’re running systems in the cloud?  

That’s why Oracle’s KSplice for Oracle Linux is such a game-changer—it allows for zero-downtime kernel updates.  And that’s not even the whole story about Oracle Linux, with support for Docker, Linux Containers, OpenStack, Oracle Clusterware for High Availability (HA), and more—at no additional charge with an Oracle Linux Premier Support contract.  In addition to the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK), Oracle supplies the optimized Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK), which was first developed to support highly scalable Oracle Engineered Systems. 

This is how it works:

how oracle ksplice works 

And support for Oracle Linux is highly affordable because the release is free to download and distribute, unlike other commercial Linux distributions.  Oracle Linux is open source and includes standard technologies, tools, and features, Oracle extends the release to deliver a complete, integrated, and supported platform for performance-driven production workloads.  As a result of these additions, companies receive greater value from their Linux support investment, allowing IT organizations to achieve a higher return on investment.

oracle linux for the cloud enabled datacenter video

This short video Oracle Linux for the Cloud-Enabled Datacenter gives you some idea of what Oracle Linux can do for your organization, and in having a more normal weekend schedule. Learn how Oracle Linux includes the features and tools you need for your modern, cloud-enabled data center, today.


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