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Discover the potential of Rocky in your Cloud

by SW Team

Last week we announced that you can deploy Clouds with Alma Linux, and this week we are pleased to inform you that you can now also deploy Clouds with Rocky Linux!

With Rocky Linux, you have another excellent choice of open source operating system distribution for your cloud deployments. Its compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its focus on security and stability make Rocky Linux a reliable choice for your cloud projects.

Rocky is a robust platform that offers many features for advanced users. In this blog, we will explain some of the technical details, features and advantages of Rocky to help you to learn more about this Linux distribution.

Some technical details

Rocky Linux is a community creation, designed to provide a reliable and secure experience for users and businesses looking for a solid alternative to other Linux distributions. Based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) source code, Rocky Linux ensures exceptional compatibility and a familiar environment for RHEL and CentOS users.

It is designed to be tightly compatible with RHEL, which means that applications and solutions designed for RHEL will run smoothly on Rocky Linux, giving users a much smoother experience. It also uses the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) and Yellowdog Updater Modified (YUM) package management systems. This combination makes it easier to install, upgrade and remove software, and simplifies system administration.

With a strong focus on security, the Rocky Linux community provides regular updates and patches to protect the system from vulnerabilities. This focus on security makes Rocky Linux a reliable choice for enterprise and server environments.

In addition, Rocky Linux has a very active community of users, developers and contributors. This committed community helps maintain and improve the distribution, offering technical support, sharing knowledge and contributing to the continued development of the distribution.

Seeing how stable this distribution is, don't hesitate any longer and try to deploy your Cloud with Rocky Linux by clicking here. If you need more information to be sure, here are its advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages of Rocky Linux

We will now explain some of the main advantages of this distribution, but if you need more information, here is its Wiki:

  • Updates and Security Patches: Rocky Linux prides itself on its focus on security and stability. The active developer community provides regular updates and security patches to ensure the system is protected from vulnerabilities and runs optimally.

  • Stability and Reliability: Inspired by the RHEL philosophy, Rocky Linux focuses on providing a stable and reliable system. As discussed above, this is beneficial for enterprise and server environments, where reliability is essential.

  • Long-term updates: Unlike other distributions with short life cycles, Rocky Linux is committed to providing long-term upgrades, ensuring reliable, secure and continuous support for users.

  • Independence and Control: As an open source distribution, Rocky Linux gives users more independence and control over their system. You can customise and tailor the distribution to your specific needs.

  • Ease of adaptation: Because of its compatibility with RHEL, users already familiar with RHEL or CentOS can easily adapt to Rocky Linux without a significant learning curve.

Disadvantages of Rocky Linux

Once the advantages have been reviewed, it is important to also consider the possible disadvantages of this distribution. Moreover, remember that when choosing a Linux distribution, it is crucial to carefully evaluate your specific needs and goals before making a decision.

  • Hardware compatibility: Although Rocky Linux is generally compatible with a wide range of hardware, it is possible that some newer hardware configurations may initially experience compatibility issues.

  • Proprietary Applications: Some applications or proprietary software may not be fully optimised or supported on Rocky Linux due to its open source nature. This can be a challenge for those who rely on specific third party software.


As this blog has shown, Rocky Linux is another solid open source alternative to CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). With a focus on compatibility, security and an active community, it offers a secure experience for users and businesses. If you are looking for a stable operating system, Rocky Linux is an option to consider. If you would like to try deploying your cloud with Rocky Linux, click here.

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