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Optimal performance

Google has developed a collection of Compute Engine virtual machine images in close collaboration with CIQ so that you get optimal performance when using Rocky Linux on the Google Cloud Platform.

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Key features of Google Cloud for Rocky Linux users

One of the key features of Rocky Linux Optimized for Google Cloud is the ability to leverage the scalability and reliability of Google’s hyperscaler architecture. Within Google Cloud, you can freely customize your instances to meet specific needs. You can use Google Cloud's image management capabilities to create custom images of Rocky Linux with specific applications and configurations, and then use these images to spin up new instances as needed. This makes it easy to create a consistent and repeatable environment for your applications, and ensures that you can quickly and easily deploy new instances as your business grows.

These new images contain customized variants of the Rocky Linux kernel and modules that optimize networking performance on Compute Engine infrastructure, while retaining bug-for-bug compatibility with Community Rocky Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The high bandwidth networking enabled by these customizations will be beneficial to virtually any workload, and are especially valuable for clustered workloads such as HPC.

Another key benefit of using Rocky Linux on Google Cloud is that you can easily spin up new instances of Rocky Linux on demand, and scale your workloads up or down as needed. This makes it easy to meet the changing needs of your business, and ensures that you have the resources you need to support your applications and services.

By using Rocky Linux on Google Cloud, you can take advantage of a wide range of cloud services. With Google Cloud, you can easily integrate your Rocky Linux instances with a range of services such as storage, networking, and security, to create a highly-available and secure environment for your applications.

Getting started with Rocky Linux on Google Cloud

Getting started with Rocky Linux on Google Cloud is easy. Simply create a Google Cloud account and set up a billing profile, and then use the Google Cloud Console to create a new instance of Rocky Linux. You'll need to select a region and a machine type, and then specify the version of Rocky Linux that you want to use.

Once your instance is up and running, you can use the Google Cloud Console to manage and monitor your Rocky Linux instance. You can view logs, access the command line, and perform other tasks to ensure that your instance is running smoothly.

From the ability to scale and customize your instances to the wide range of cloud services that are available, Rocky Linux on Google Cloud is a powerful solution for businesses of all sizes. Rocky Linux Optimized for Google Cloud lets you take advantage of everything Compute Engine has to offer, including day-one support for Google’s latest VM families, GPUs, and high-bandwidth networking. And for customers building for a multi-cloud deployment environment, the community Rocky images have you covered. Whether you are just getting started with Rocky Linux or are looking to migrate an existing RHEL-based application such as CentOS to the cloud, Rocky Linux on Google Cloud is an excellent choice.

Get started by searching for genuine RESF Rocky Linux images in the Google Cloud Marketplace. For support issues, please contact CIQ.

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