Cost-Effective Rocky Linux Support
Rocky Linux and CentOS
With CentOS 7 nearing its end of life (officially June 30, 2024), Rocky Linux is a popular replacement. Among its many benefits are:
- The Rocky Linux project was started by CentOS co-founder Greg Kurtzer to maintain a true open source Enterprise Linux distribution.
- Focuses on stability with no unnecessary updates.
- Can be slimmed down to a bare minimum system that allocates maximum computing power to business-critical applications.
- Assurance that the operating system is truly open source (free).
With the trend toward increasingly complex open source software for high performance computing applications, many prefer the assurance of third party support which both Nor-Tech and CIQ can provide. Nor-Tech’s engineers have the expertise and experience to deliver Level 1 support services for most open source software, including Rocky Linux. For escalated support, we recommend CIQ, the founding sponsor and partner behind Rocky Linux.
Nor-Tech: Level 1 Support for Rocky Linux
We have the credentials and qualifications to deliver Level 1 support for Rocky Linux. Our engineers average 12 years of experience with Linux alone. They understand Linux, how it integrates into HPC and its applications better than anyone else. We excel at provisioning, scheduling and resource management of cluster hardware; maximizing compilers and accelerators; and configuring the low latency fabric that connects nodes together.
CIQ: Escalated Support for Rocky Linux
CIQ’s expert support team brings over 500 person-years of Linux and open source development and infrastructure experience to help tackle the most demanding deployments. In fact, Rocky Linux was created by CIQ CEO Gregory Kurtzer, who also helped develop CentOS and many other open source products. Their groundbreaking, cost-effective support model— based on the number of users, not cores or sockets—is aligned with customers’ business priorities. CIQ escalated support can be up to 50% less than other major Linux support providers.
CIQ adds value to Rocky Linux through escalation support, customization, optimization, and integration to customers in research, academia, government, enterprise and more. Whether just getting started with Rocky Linux or building an advanced HPC cluster, CIQ has the experts available to advance each customer’s mission, 24x7x365.