Open-source software leader Red Hat has announced a non-exclusive deal with Oracle to bring the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This builds upon the existing relationship between the IBM-owned Red Hat and the Austin-based computing giant Oracle, a partnership that goes back at least two decades. The goal of this new development is to expand customer choice and enhance the experience of companies who utilize both the RHEL and OCI for digital transformation and cloud migration.
According to a press release from the two companies, 90% of the Fortune 500 currently rely on Red Hat and Oracle solutions. Of this group, many use RHEL as their operating system while relying on OCI for high-performing, mission-critical cloud services. The new agreement lets organizations standardize their cloud operations with Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on OCI, giving them a complete platform from their databases to the Oracle cloud.
Oracle Enterprise Linux will still be offered as its default operating system, but if a customer wants to migrate to RHEL, it can use Red Hat’s services or solutions to make it happen easily. The two companies will continue to work together to find ways to better serve their mutual customers.