Five Reasons Why You Should Switch to Oracle Linux

 Oracle Linux is being used by the world's top companies.  Join the ranks of Yahoo, Abercrombie and Fitch, SK Telecom.

Oracle remains to be the only software company that gives you a complete solution with its Oracle Linux, apps and disk.  Plus, you also get Oracle consulting.

Oracle Linux is the best choice when you are still thinking of using Linux and choosing among its varied distributions.  For one, Oracle Linux is free to download.

You can download Oracle Linux without charge and distribute it for free.  You can get Oracle Linux patches and binaries without having to pay for anything.  Install it on your machines and get enterprise-worthy Linux without even spending a cent.  Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not free, and so is SUSE Linux Enterprise.

But if you have already paid for your RHEL or SUSE Linux, why should you even consider switching to Oracle Linux?

Here are some of the top reasons:

1. It is cheaper to use Oracle Linux in production.

For one, you do not have to pay through the nose for Oracle Linux support.  You get excellent and top-notch support for your Oracle Linux without having to spend a lot of money.  In fact, if you get Sun x86 machines support, you can get Oracle Linux support for free.

What’s more, you can get management and clustering tools without having to spend for them, too.

2. No downtime when updating.

Unlike other Linux distributions, you do not have to take your systems offline if you need to update your kernels.  Only Oracle Linux gives you Ksplice, a way to upgrade and update your kernels without any downtime at all.  This is available free of charge to Premier Support subscribers.

You know that all downtimes have its costs.  So you get to save money and even your company’s reputation when you do not have downtime due to simple updates.

3. Problems are resolved quickly.

If you are using other Oracle products, apps and databases, using Oracle Linux would make sense because you get support that know and understand the other software you are using.  This also means that you are using the same support for every Oracle software you use.

4. Easy to deploy.

Oracle has made it easy for you to deploy Oracle Linux.  You can have the company’s validated configurations for Linux and even make use of Oracle VM Templates to do the trick.

5. Keep up to date.

What’s more, Oracle monitors the mainline Linux kernel closely, making sure that you are able to take advantage of the latest innovations in Linux.  You can also be sure that your Oracle Linux remains fast and reliable – with the latest Linux incarnation around.  It is a two-way street.  Oracle’s very own engineers are part of the huge Linux community, helping develop Linux further.


Oracle Linux is being used by the world’s top companies.  Join the ranks of Yahoo, Abercrombie and Fitch, SK Telecom, Garanti Bank, NTT Docomo, Deutsche Bank AG, Reliance Commercial Finance, Timex, along with 6,000 other companies from all around the world who use Oracle Linux.  If you need help, you can call Four Cornerstone and learn more about our Oracle Consulting and Oracle Training services.  We can help you get the most out of your Oracle investments!

Photo courtesy of Clive Darra.


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