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Operating systems, containers, and virtualization are the fundamental building blocks of modern IT infrastructure. Oracle combines them all into one integrated offering: Oracle Linux. Operating on your choice of hardware—in your data center or in the cloud—Oracle Linux provides the reliability, scalability, security, and performance for demanding enterprise workloads.


Benefit from Oracle’s enterprise experience


Tried, tested, and tuned for enterprise workloads, Oracle Linux is used by Oracle developers worldwide and is backed by support services from experts who understand the entire Oracle technology stack. Take advantage of Oracle Linux templates to deploy enterprise applications faster. Utilize preconfigured and validated configurations to shorten the time to deployment for critical workloads.


Apply live patches


Oracle Linux is the only Linux distribution that supports live, non-disruptive patching, both in the kernel space and in the user space. That means you can immediately apply security patches without impacting your production environment—and without rebooting. To date, more than one million patches have been delivered in this fashion through Ksplice.


Standardize on an operating system built for cloud


Optimized for hybrid cloud environments, Oracle Linux is used in both enterprise installations and cloud workloads running billions of transactions per day. Cloud customers use Oracle Linux to support millions of customers in over 195 countries worldwide. With extensive configuration choices, Oracle Linux helps you simplify and modernize your business.

Open, Cloud-Ready Infrastructure

Used throughout Oracle Cloud and Oracle engineered systems, Oracle Linux is a proven operating system that is available in the cloud, on premises, or as an embedded system.


Oracle Linux On Premises

  • Simplify, modernize, and economize your infrastructure with the industry’s most complete and cost-effective Linux distribution. Leverage the industry’s most flexible support options to meet your business needs.

    • Live kernel and user-space patching boost security and availability
    • Integrated tools and technologies streamline infrastructure deployments
    • Modern cloud technology accelerates your path to cloud

Oracle Linux on Cloud

  • You can run the same version of Oracle Linux in Oracle Cloud that you run in your data center. Application provisioning with containers maximizes portability, with easy management in Oracle Cloud.

    • Oracle Linux Premier Support is included with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscriptions
    • Single-pane-of-glass management simplifies operations—on premises and in the cloud
    • Seventy-five percent of Fortune 100 companies run Oracle Linux in the cloud

Oracle Linux as Embedded Systems

  • Work with Oracle to design a solution that makes sense for your business. Leading solution providers standardize on Oracle Linux for its performance, scalability, reliability, and security for business-critical applications.

    • Simple, flexible support pricing
    • Feature-rich Linux distribution
    • Award-winning global support organization spanning 195 countries
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United Airlines Improves Business Continuity

Oracle Linux and Ksplice has enabled us to eliminate vulnerabilities, enforce security compliance and roll out patches with zero downtime.

—Marshal Weymouth, Senior Manager of Platform Engineering, United Airlines

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Oracle Linux Support

Round-the-clock Linux support is offered in 195 countries for traditional, cloud-based, or virtual environments.

Oracle Linux Basic Support

Cost-effective, global, 24x7 support for Oracle Linux implementations including Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Clusterware, DTrace, and Docker containers

Oracle Linux Premier Support

All the benefits of Oracle Linux Basic Support along with a variety of additional support services such as premier backports, support for Oracle OpenStack, and zero-downtime kernel updates with Ksplice

Oracle Linux Extended Support

Extended Support for Oracle Linux 5 systems that are covered by Premier Support agreements, including program updates, fixes, security alerts, and assistance with service requests (until June 26, 2020)

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