Oracle Press Release

Oracle Offers Free Trial of Innovative Ksplice Zero-Downtime Updates to Red Hat Customers

Also Makes Ksplice Zero-Downtime Updates Available for Oracle’s Red Hat Compatible Kernel

Redwood Shores, Calif. – February 22, 2012

News Facts

Oracle today introduced a 30-day free trial of Oracle’s Ksplice zero-downtime kernel update technology for Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers.
Oracle is the only enterprise Linux provider that can offer zero-downtime updates that enable customers to apply security updates, diagnostic patches and critical bug fixes without rebooting.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers can experience the benefit of Ksplice zero-downtime kernel updates for the kernels they have installed today without any system reconfiguration.
Access the 30-day free Ksplice trial here. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
Oracle also announced that Ksplice zero-downtime kernel updates for Oracle’s Red Hat Compatible Kernel are now available to Oracle Linux Premier Support customers. Zero-downtime updates for Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel have been available since September 2011.
Additionally, Oracle extended the support lifecycle for Oracle Linux from eight to ten years, further enhancing the industry’s most comprehensive and low-cost Linux support program.
Oracle’s Linux support program has distinguished itself from the start by offering more value to customers through lifetime support policies, premier backporting, comprehensive legal indemnification, best practices for deployment, and lower cost.

Supporting Quote

"From day one, Oracle has been focused on offering the best Linux for enterprise computing, both from a product and support perspective,” said Wim Coekaerts, Oracle senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering. “With the innovative zero-downtime update capabilities delivered through Ksplice, and the extended support lifecycle for Oracle Linux, Oracle continues to set the industry standard for Linux in the enterprise.”

Supporting Resources

30-day Ksplice trial for RHEL customers

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