Doesn't love unite us but fear? Coo-petition? The truth is that dBig competitors have joined forces and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution is now running on the OCI.
OCI is the acronym for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. company operated offers cloud computing services including servers, storage space, applications and interconnection from different data centers around the world. It currently has a 4% market share while Red Hat has 2%.
Regarding the operating systems used, Linux has 28,2% Windows 25.4%, Unix (7.4%), and 38.9% other unidentified. The latter are solutions created by the providers themselves.
To understand Oracle's move, it is enough to take a look at how the market was distributed among the different Linux distributions (Always talking about cloud services).
- ubuntu 26.8%
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 20.9%
- SUSE 17.8%
- CentOS (11.7%
- Debian 10.2%
- Oracle Linux 8.3%
- Others 4.3%.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux works on the OCI
Returning to the subject at hand, the two companies announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux will run with full support on the former's Cloud Services Infrastructure. According to what was reported, after the alliance, customers will be able to contact the support of either of the two companies. Those customers are no less than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.
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It's not for love, it's for business.
Oracle has its own Linux distribution based on Red Hat but optimized for its own products and services with features such as Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, Ksplice and Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS2). Therefore, it hopes that its market share will not decrease due to the incorporation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It already offered Ubuntu and Windows as alternatives and, according to acknowledged a spokesman of the company the incorporation of the new distribution took place at the request of the clients.
RHEL will be able to use virtual machines from 1 to 80 CPU cores in increments of one CPU, and from 1 GB of memory per CPU up to 1 Terabyte