CDW to Sell Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support
The reseller will offer support for Unbreakable Linux, Oracle's Red Hat Linux clone.Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is extending the Red Hat battlefield to the channel with an extension to Oracles longstanding alliance with IT reseller CDW. Oracle announced this week that it had entered into a multiyear agreement with CDW to sell support for Oracle Unbreakable Linux. Although Oracle distributes Unbreakable Linux, company officials say it is not a Linux distributor. Instead, Oracle focuses on offering support and, as Ellison said at the closing speech of OracleWorld in San Francisco, delivering numerous bug-fixes for RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux).
So, from Oracles viewpoint, Oracle Unbreakable Linux is a program that provides enterprises with industry-leading global support for Linux. Unbreakable Linux, however, is no longer simply a RHEL clone.