HostDime has released the new generation of OS templates on our public cloud for consumption. These include CentOS Stream, CentOS 8, Rocky Linux, and AlmaLinux; they are all available at our cloud infrastructure in the USA, Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia.
CentOS caused some commotion in the industry last year when they announced they would be shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream. CentOS Linux 8 support will end in a few months on December 31, 2021; in its place will be CentOS Stream, serving as the upstream (development) branch of RHEL.
Since 2004, CentOS had existed as a downstream build of its upstream vendor, receiving patches and updates after the upstream vendor. Now CentOS will serve as a rolling preview for RHEL with changes released continuously. Updating a CentOS installation will now immediately incorporate said changes.
We understand cloud users have unique requirements, so we have expanded our Linux cloud OS portfolio to add some competitors that have arisen from this CentOS change of direction. They are Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux.
Rocky Linux is led by CentOS founder Gregory Kurtzer and designed to be a 100% bug-for-bug compatible release using RHEL’s source code. AlmaLinux was created by CloudLinux and also strives to be binary-compatible with RHEL. Their shared goal is to build releases after they’ve been added to the upstream vendor, like CentOS previously did. Both images are free, open sourced, and use the same interface. Rocky Linux’s release was in June 2021 and AlmaLinux’s was in March 2021.
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