CentOS replacement distro AlmaLinux gets commercial support options

Today, CloudLinux Inc announced that it will offer commercial support for the AlmaLinux community distribution. The new support plans will be available next week and will include regular patches and updates for AlmaLinux’s kernel and core packages, patch delivery SLAs, and 24/7 incident support.

What’s AlmaLinux?

AlmaLinux is one of several Linux distributions jostling for position as “the new CentOS” in the wake of Red Hat’s December 2020 deprecation of its own free-as-in-beer Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone distribution.

AlmaLinux was initially sponsored by CloudLinux Inc. and is based on its own CloudLinux commercial distribution—but the company specifically set up the new distribution to be community owned and governed. Its qualifications as “the new CentOS” come from its base on the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

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