CIQ—the company supporting enterprises with the next generation of software infrastructure built atop the Rocky Linux enterprise Linux distribution—has certified its suite of software products on recently released Rocky Linux 9.2 and Rocky Linux 8.8. Certified CIQ products include Warewulf and Apptainer as well as the newly launched Fuzzball and images available in the Mountain repo as a service offering. CIQ also announced enterprise grade professional support on both of the new versions of Rocky Linux.
Rocky Linux, created by Kurtzer to replace CentOS, is an open-source enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Rocky Linux is among the most frequently adopted Linux distributions now that CentOS 8 has been end-of-lifed and CentOS 7 will be end-of-lifed on June 31, 2024.
The Rocky Linux 9.2 release is currently available for the x86-64, aarch64 and s390x architectures. The Rocky Linux 8.8 release is currently available for the x86-64 and aarch64 architecture.
Additionally, CIQ is announcing long term support (LTS) for Rocky 9.2 which will include support for the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). The addition of LTS brings support to CIQ customers for Rocky Linux 9.2 for an additional 18 months, providing support beyond the community edition for customers who need assurance that a trusted partner will be there to support them for a guaranteed time frame.
Supported cloud images for Rocky 9.2 and 8.8 are also immediately available for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Google Cloud with Amazon Web Services coming soon.