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Oracle introduces the world’s first autonomous operating system

Oracle extends autonomous capabilities to Linux operating system

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Oracle marked a major milestone in the company’s autonomous strategy with the availability of Oracle Autonomous Linux.

Oracle Autonomous Linux, along with the new Oracle OS Management Service, is the first autonomous operating environment that eliminates complexity and human error to deliver unprecedented cost savings, security, and availability for customers who can rely on autonomous capabilities to help ensure their systems are secure and highly available to help prevent cyberattacks.

“Oracle Autonomous Linux builds on Oracle’s proven history of delivering Linux with extreme performance, reliability, and security to run the most demanding enterprise applications,” Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of operating systems and virtualization engineering, Oracle.

“Today we are taking the next step in our autonomous strategy with Oracle Autonomous Linux, providing a rich set of capabilities to help our customers significantly improve reliability and protect their systems from cyberthreats.” Coekaerts added. 

Oracle OS Management Service

Along with Oracle Autonomous Linux, Oracle introduced Oracle OS Management Service, an available Oracle Cloud Infrastructure component that delivers control and visibility over systems whether they run Autonomous Linux, Linux, or Windows. Combined with resource governance policies, OS Management Service, via the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console or APIs, also enables users to automate capabilities that will execute common management tasks for Linux systems, including patch and package management, security and compliance reporting, and configuration management. It can be further automated with other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services like auto-scaling as workloads need to grow or shrink to meet elastic demand.

“Adding autonomous capabilities to the operating system layer, with future plans to expand beyond infrastructure software, goes straight after the OpEx challenges nearly all customers face today,” Al Gillen, Group VP, Software Development and Open Source, IDC.

“This capability effectively turns Oracle Linux into a service, freeing customers to focus their IT resources on application and user experience, where they can deliver true competitive differentiation.” Gillen continued.

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