After analysis of CentOS migration options and a survey of customers to determine their preferences, Advanced Clustering Technologies is announcing that it will support RHEL and all of the CentOS clones including Alma, Rocky and Oracle. Advanced Clustering will also be integrating Ubuntu into its cluster management solution, ClusterVisor.

The CentOS Project will discontinue updates and releases of CentOS Linux® between 2021 and 2024. As a result, CentOS Linux users will need to migrate to a new operating system to continue receiving updates, patches, and new features.

Advanced Clustering Technologies has been analyzing the various migration options for helping customers navigate the migration. As part of that analysis, the company surveyed customers to determine their Linux distribution preferences.

The survey asked, “If you had your choice of Linux distributions (assuming Advanced Clustering hardware and software would be fully supported), what is your preference for Linux distribution on your next cluster purchase going forward?”

Survey response options were:

  • Alma
  • CentOS Stream
  • Red Hat
  • Rocky
  • SuSE
  • Ubuntu
  • Other (please specify)

Rocky was the clear winner with 44% of respondents selecting it as the preferred option.

Red Hat received the next highest response with 15% of respondents choosing it.
Next was Ubuntu with 11% of responses.
Alma and CentOS Stream were tied, each having been the choice of 8% of respondents.

SuSE received no votes.

Oracle was a write-in “other” option for 8% of respondents.

If you have questions or need assistance to prepare for your CentOS migration to another option, contact Advanced Clustering at [email protected] or by completing the contact form on this page.

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