Need CentOS Help? What Questions Do You Have About Your Enterprise Linux?
CentOS 7 community support ends on June 30, 2024, and CentOS 6 and CentOS 8 have already reached end of life (EOL). Couple that with RedHat’s most recent announcement about RHEL source code availability, affecting 1:1 alternatives like Rocky Linux, AlmaLinux, and Oracle Linux, and you may be feeling uncertain about what to do next.
This decision is too important to make in a hurry, or by yourself.
- Is your migration path you planned still the best choice?
- Every organization needs to migrate to something new, but when?
- How long can you stay on CentOS?
- How can you avoid instability going forward?
Planning for What’s Next
If your team is asking these same questions, OpenLogic is here to help.
Whether that means supporting your Enterprise Linux distribution beyond community support EOL, transitioning to another distribution, or just setting a contingency plan, we'll provide vendor-neutral recommendations tailored to your business needs.
During your free, one-hour consulting session, our experts will discuss:
- Your current infrastructure: complexity, upgrade cadence, resource availability, and business goals
- Options for ongoing support and/or migration
- Recommendations for ongoing stability and reliability
Ready to set up your FREE session? Fill out the form to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that the RHEL source code announcement has taken many businesses and communities by surprise. However, you have time. No decisions or changes need to happen immediately. Whatever CentOS version you are on now, you can get ongoing technical support and patches, post end of life, through OpenLogic by Perforce.
Going forward, the choice to stay with CentOS, move to CentOS Stream, or migrate to another distribution is entirely up to your business goals, release schedules, etc. Perforce and the OpenLogic team have extensive experience helping customers run enterprise open source at scale, with a proven track record of support, consulting, and migrations. Partner with us your unbiased, trusted advisor throughout the decision-making process.
YES! If an unplanned migration to commercial solution was not on your radar, or in your budget, OpenLogic has the best solution. You can keep budget and highly skilled engineers focused on priority projects. Test our experts with your toughest questions around Linux with the Free Consultation by completing the form at the top of this page.
This is an evolving situation that some have dubbed the “Linux Wars”. We have been involved in supporting open source software for over 20 years, and this is something we’ve seen happen before. In 2020 when RedHat announced the end of CentOS, we were ready to help enterprise organizations across the globe ensure their end of life deployments stayed secure. Our advice to anyone who’s satisfied with how CentOS is currently performing in your environment is to let the dust settle and work with our team to make sure your current version stays supported post end of life.
Because OpenLogic does not sell Linux distributions, and is vendor-neutral and unbiased, we can be your “finger on the pulse” in the Linux ecosystem. There will likely be new Linux Distros as a result of this announcement, like we saw with Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux in 2021. When new distributions are released, we will fully vet them and be available to consult with you on how they could work in your environment.
CentOS 6 and CentOS 8 have already reached end of life and are no longer receiving community updates. CentOS 7 will reach end of life on June 30, 2024. Patches for critical CVEs found in CentOS 6 and 8 are already available in our private repository. Patches for CentOS 7 will begin after June 30, 2024.
Support via OpenLogic
EOL November, 2020
LTS available until December, 2025
EOL June, 2024
Support available now, LTS available after EOL to December, 2029
EOL December, 2021
Support available now, LTS available until 2026