CIQ Bridge for Google Cloud

Extend the life of CentOS on Google Cloud

The best option for enterprises using CentOS Linux 7 on Google Cloud. Ensure your systems remain secure, compliant and fully operational for an additional 3 years.

Key features

Security, stability, and availability are top of mind for enterprises running CentOS. No matter how far past the EOL date, businesses still need functional and compatible systems.

Kernel support

Ongoing support for the default 3.10 kernel version.

Userspace packages

Includes on-going support for mission-critical API/ABI compatible userspace packages.

Security updates

Provides fixes for key packages with vulnerabilities with CVSS scores of 7-10.

How it works

CIQ Bridge is an officially-recommended solution for GCP customers running CentOS. This extended support offering is subscription-based, providing access to CIQ’s repositories for security patches and updates.

Get direct support for your environment

CIQ’s expert support team will work with you to ensure your CentOS systems safely function until Summer 2027.

Develop a roadmap for migration

We’ll help you build a plan to migrate off CentOS onto Rocky Linux, a modern enterprise Linux OS.

Gregory Kurtzer

“CentOS 7 is still one of the most utilized operating systems used among enterprise IT organizations worldwide and we are happy to keep it alive for a bit longer to ensure that everyone has ample time to migrate… to Rocky Linux of course!”

Gregory Kurtzer
Founder of Rocky Linux, co-founder of CentOS
Founder and CEO of CIQ

Onboarding and Support

CIQ’s Customer Success Team will assist you and your team with onboarding and present options for additional support, if necessary.

  • Get access to CIQ’s expert staff of Support Engineers and a Customer Success Manager (CSM).
  • Get answers to technical questions from Customer Support Engineers (CSEs) through CIQ's support portal.
  • We’ll provide you with a script to run to determine which packages you’re running that are supported.
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Extending the life of CentOS 7 webinar

In this video, CIQ’s Zane Hamilton, Rose Stein, and Jonathan Maple describe our extended support for CentOS 7. Whether facing compliance hurdles, budgetary cycles, or talent shortages, CIQ Bridge ensures your critical operations continue without interruption.

Workload continuity

No matter the challenges you face—compliance requirements, budget constraints, or staff shortages—CIQ Bridge keeps your essential operations running smoothly without any interruptions.

Transitioning to Rocky Linux

Launched in 2021, Rocky Linux stands as a robust alternative to CentOS, offering enterprise-grade performance. As the founding support and services partner of Rocky Linux, CIQ provides unparalleled enterprise-level support to ensure a smooth and efficient migration process.

Navigating changes in partnership

We're more than just a service provider; we're part of your community. Let’s work together to navigate these transitions, ensuring your systems remain secure, stable, and future-proof.

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