While Oracle first introduced Commercial Relation Database for Linux way back in 1998; the company just recently announced a fully automated cloud OS, dubbed Oracle Autonomous Linux.
Oracle Autonomous Linux, along with the Oracle OS Management Service, is perhaps the only autonomous operating environment that completely eliminates complexity and errors to deliver optimum security and availability, and of course cost savings for enterprise customers.
What is an Autonomous Operating System?
Autonomous OS is an automated system employed to make the process of maintaining cloud servers, including patching and scaling, completely autonomous. With the tasks of keeping enterprise systems secure been one of the biggest challenges facing the IT administrators, which tasks are hugely tedious and error prone, and even more difficult to manage in large-scale cloud environments.
As such, autonomous operating system is the supposed answer to this growing security challenges, with Oracle Autonomous Linux OS as the first autonomous OS, meant to simplify cloud computing for enterprises. Now enterprises can rely on the autonomous capabilities of the OS to ensure that systems are secure and highly scalable to help protect against cyber-attacks.
How does Oracle Autonomous Linux works?
In conjunction with the Oracle OS Management Service, Oracle Autonomous Linux uses advanced machine learning and other autonomous capabilities to deliver security and availability, and at the same time, freeing up critical IT resources which eliminates unnecessary downtime to tackle more strategic tasks.
Irrespective of whether the enterprise is running on Linux, Windows or even the latest Autonomous Linux, the new Oracle automated OS can effectively offer both monitoring capabilities and control over the systems.
Thus, the main features of Oracle Autonomous Linux OS are automatic patching and scaling with diagnostic reports to help keep the Linux Kernel and User Library safe through the automated security fixes. It also extends protection for internal and external attacks by blocking known exploits.
Oracle Autonomous Linux come bundled with the Oracle Premier support, an enterprise-class support service, which guarantees prompt responses. But most importantly, it affords enterprises a 30-50% savings in the Total Cost of Ownership.