Hivelocity, the leading provider of instant and custom bare metal dedicated server solutions is pleased to announce its partnership with the AlmaLinux OS Foundation. As a successor to CentOS, AlmaLinux offers users a stable, supported, and free alternative enterprise-grade Linux distribution. In a joint effort to help keep AlmaLinux freely accessible to users around the world, Hivelocity has now become the primary sponsor for multiple download mirrors available through AlmaLinux’s official website.
“With every new release comes a rush of traffic as the bits get spread throughout the world,” said Jack Aboutboul, community manager for AlmaLinux. “As we’ve seen usage explode since the introduction of AlmaLinux, we experience very high traffic volumes for updates and general package installations as well. We’re pleased that Hivelocity stepped up to partner with us to provide a smooth experience for the thousands of users in our worldwide community.”
Now, with the help of Hivelocity, AlmaLinux is offering nearly a hundred download mirrors (available through the AlmaLinux website), which significantly reduces download times for users across the globe. By utilizing Hivelocity’s international network of data centers, AlmaLinux users now have easier, faster access to free, enterprise-grade Linux.
Following the announcement of CentOS Stream in December of 2020, AlmaLinux was created to offer users an ongoing 1:1 binary compatible fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). As a 100% community-owned and governed effort steered by the AlmaLinux OS Foundation, AlmaLinux was designed with speed, stability, and familiarity in mind. Thanks to this focus on convenience and continued support, existing RHEL 8 and CentOS 8 users looking to migrate to AlmaLinux can do so easily and with zero downtime using a convenient migration script. Additionally, sponsors such as CloudLinux, AWS, Arm, cPanel, Chef/Progress, Equinix Metal, and others have come forward to support for the AlmaLinux OS Foundation, continuing through at least 2029, ensuring this distribution remains relevant for years to come.
Today’s news follows Hivelocity’s recent announcement that AlmaLinux is now being offered as an OS option for all dedicated server customers — whether instant dedicated servers, private cloud infrastructure or an entirely custom solution, Hivelocity is the hosting provider that customers have relied on for nearly 20 years delivering hardware and support that delivers a competitive edge.
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