Enabling customer choice with Red Hat on OCI

Oracle’s partnership with Red Hat gives you options for running your enterprise workloads. Oracle and Red Hat are jointly enabling and supporting a growing selection of Red Hat products on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Our goal is to give customers choice when migrating applications to the cloud.

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Red Hat on OCI use cases

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI Compute

    90 percent of the Fortune 500 rely on Red Hat or Oracle solutions. Many of these companies use Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) as their operating system. Organizations can standardize their cloud operations with RHEL on OCI, giving them a common platform that extends from on- premises to OCI’s distributed cloud.


    OCI offers high performing, mission-critical cloud services. Customers can migrate existing workloads already running on RHEL to RHEL on OCI.

    Customers with current RHEL support contracts can migrate their licenses to OCI and continue to receive support from Red Hat.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI flexible virtual machines

    Certified configurations of OCI flexible virtual machines can run RHEL. Flexible virtual machines can be sized to the workload in 1-core increments to match performance and budgetary needs.


    Read the blog about Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI flexible virtual machines

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI bare metal instances

    For organizations that need dedicated performance, a low-latency interconnect, and access to GPUs, certified configurations of OCI bare metal instances can run RHEL and provide isolation and control with dedicated physical servers. They support applications that require high core counts, large amounts of memory, and high bandwidth connectivity.


    Read the blog about Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI bare metal instances

  • Create custom Red Hat Enterprise Linux images for OCI

    Customers today use Red Hat Enterprise Linux image builder to customize RHEL installation images to meet their corporate and security policies.

    The command line, local utility now supports and can build images that are supported on OCI. This enables customers to continue meeting their corporate and security needs when deploying to OCI.


    Read the blog about custom Red Hat Enterprise Linux images for OCI

  • Collaborative support from Oracle and Red Hat

    The strategic partnership between Oracle and Red Hat includes a joint support with transparent collaboration. Customers can contact both Red Hat and Oracle support to help resolve potential issues.


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