Rocky Linux in Enterprise Infrastructure

Rocky Linux’ rapid growth attests to the fact that it is the trusted replacement for CentOS. But why use it for enterprise infrastructure?

Rock Solid Performance

Rocky Linux is an open source operating system that is now being widely adopted in the enterprise and High Performance Computing environments as well as by leading cloud providers and “hyperscalers.” It offers a stable, secure enterprise operating system that “just works” for applications that require uninterrupted uptime.

Rockin’ Growth

Rocky Linux is the fastest growing Enterprise Linux operating system available, as this chart (using third-party data from the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora project) shows.

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Extreme Compatibility

From day one, Rocky Linux has been fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). This is often referred to as “bug for bug compatibility.” The bottom line is this: compatibility at the most granular level.

Broad Industry Involvement

Rocky Linux is sponsored by Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, VMWare… just to name a few.

CentOS Roots

The founder of Rocky Linux, Gregory Kurtzer, CIQ’s CEO, has made it plain that the goal of the community-driven project is to fulfill the original mission of CentOS.

Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Rocky Linux is, of course, free to use. And there will never be licensing fees. It’s hosted by the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF).

High Security

Recently, Rocky Linux achieved the latest milestone in the FIPS 140-3 validation process: being named to the NIST Implementation Under Test List. This extensive validation process is being underwritten by CIQ as a gift to the community.

Enterprise-Class Support and Services

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