The end of the CentOS era is just one year away: In June 2024, the last community supported version, CentOS 7, will reach end of life, joining CentOS 6 and CentOS 8. This looming deadline has many organizations looking into other Linux distributions that are viable for enterprise.
All the latest technologies, from cloud to containers and serverless, are being developed and deployed on Linux distributions. Two in particular — Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux — are gaining adoption rapidly; like CentOS, both are downstream rebuilds of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Despite the relative newness of these projects, organizations of all sizes are migrating off CentOS to AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux because they are both supported by active open source communities and an increased number of enterprise sponsors.
About the Webinar
A panel featuring leaders from AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux sat down with Perforce’s Chief Open Source Evangelist Javier Perez to talk about the impact to the Linux landscape after all versions of CentOS are EOL. They discussed many topics including:
- History and evolution of the Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux projects
- What motivates organizations to sponsor open source projects like Alma and Rocky
- Latest developments in the Linux ecosystem, including new releases, updates, migrations between versions, and trends
- Challenges with maintaining an open source project that comes from RHEL
- And more!
Technical and Long-Term Support for Enterprise Linux
If you need Linux technical support or help migrating from CentOS to Rocky Linux, AlmaLinux, or any open source Linux distribution, OpenLogic can help. We also provide LTS for CentOS 6 and CentOS 8, including patches for high-severity CVEs.