CIQ Mountain Launch Enables Rocky Linux Users to Reduce Complexity, Enhance Agility, Security, and Optimize ROI

CIQ provides a “Mountain of Solutions” to enable secure turnkey capabilities, along with operating system management for Rocky Linux.

RENO, NEV. MAY 04, 2023: CIQ, the leading company behind Rocky Linux, added a new service to its portfolio, aimed at enhancing how organizations manage complex software infrastructure and solutions. CIQ Mountain is a “mountain of solutions” that provides software and artifact delivery and lifecycle management for turnkey solution management at any scale. From small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises with large fleets of diverse infrastructure, CIQ Mountain provides capabilities for efficient management of your software infrastructure whether on premise or in the cloud, allowing more mission focus.

Organizations are facing growing complexity of the software stacks they use to operate software infrastructure, end-to-end solution deployment and lifecycle management. Issues like security, compliance, trust, reproducibility, ROI and full lifecycle management are daily challenges. Those demands span a broad range of variation in the operating systems application stacks and support needed to consistently operate with reliability, compliance and efficiency. CIQ Mountain helps organizations address these elements, backed by enterprise-level support from CIQ experts.

“Some of the most pressing problems organizations face is securely managing solutions throughout the software lifecycle across a fleet of different infrastructure types, both on-prem and in the cloud,” said Gregory Kurtzer, CEO of CIQ and founder of Rocky Linux. “The great thing about Mountain is that it solves the difficulties associated with operating system management, validation, compliance and solution deployment for everyone! Think of it as a global artifact repository for packages, containers and other assets, all optimized to provide turnkey solutions, transparency, validation and security updates as easy as subscribing to the capabilities you need. Mountain is your marketplace of software infrastructure solutions.”

CIQ Mountain offers several powerful capabilities to operators of complex infrastructure, including:

  • Secure image management of Rocky Linux, which solves large-scale repeatability of imaging that is hardened or customized to the CTO’s or CISO’s specifications in the cloud, data center or edge.

  • Patching of Rocky Linux, which solves the data center management problem of updating servers in every environment and across geography in a systematic way for the Linux administrator, CTO and CISO.

  • Long-term supported (LTS) images of Rocky Linux, which solves the problem of moving applications to various minor or major versions of Enterprise Linux, which is a common issue for Linux administrators, architects and developers.

Enhanced CIQ Mountain Capabilities on the Horizon
CIQ Mountain launches with a set of certified and supported assets and turnkey solutions—such as Rocky Linux images, verifiable packages, containers, individual applications and microservices with their associated configurations. It also supports private mirroring of these curated assets. This is just the beginning, and CIQ is already working to deliver additional capabilities in the near future aimed at specific use cases or segments including academic research, commercial simulation and life sciences. Each of these is aimed at helping organizations drive towards their infrastructure management goals with less effort and risk associated with managing vital compute resources.

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About CIQ
CIQ powers the next generation of software infrastructure, leveraging and uniting the capabilities from enterprise, cloud, hyperscale and HPC. From the base operating system, through containers, orchestration, provisioning, computing and up to cloud applications, CIQ works with every part of the technology stack to drive solutions for customers and communities with stable, scalable, secure production environments. CIQ is the founding support and services partner of Rocky Linux and the creator of the next generation federated computing stack. For more information, please visit