Rocky Linux

Enterprise Linux
Improving Software Infrastructure for Everyone

“Our vision is to have every cloud, every OEM, every component and every ISV vested and compatible with an open and freely available Linux platform.”

About Rocky Linux

Open, Secure Enterprise Linux

Community Enterprise Linux
Rocky Linux is designed to be a community driven, controlled, and architected OS that will stand the test of time.

Rocky Linux is 100% compatible with Enterprise Linux which makes it a simple, drop-in solution.

A community of vested individuals, organizations and enterprises of every shape and size provides true stability.

Every Cloud, Every OEM, Every ISV
Our vision from the beginning is to have every cloud, every OEM, every component and every ISV vested, compatible and partnering for the good of everyone.

The Ethos of CIQ & The Name of Rocky
CIQ is committed to empowering everyone to do what they do great.  Rocky McGaugh, CentOS co-founder and namesake of Rocky Linux, was great at Linux and it is important that everyone know their contributions make a difference in this world.


  • Large Open Source Community
  • Production Ready
  • Easy Migrations
  • Community Driven Special Interest Groups
  • Secure Boot
  • Vulnerability Scans
  • CIS Hardening
  • Cloud Support
  • Vendor Support

CIQ Enhancements

  • Trusted and secure base containers
  • Full support options

Coming Soon

  • FIPS 140-3 Certification
  • Repo as a Service
  • Enhancements as a Service
  • Imaging as a Service


The RESF is a US Public Benefits Corp with the goal of providing the needed protections to keep Rocky free and in the community.


A community of vested individuals, organizations and enterprises of every shape and size provides true stability.


A set of team leads and members from many different organizations and with various backgrounds, not a single community manager.

Open doors, community driven, contributions welcome, reproducible, trustworthy, transparency, secure, stable, meritocracy, & fast releases.

Learn More

Rocky Linux is the fastest growing Enterprise Linux Operating System right now. As a completely community based initiative, lots of options for support and help exist, but all of them are voluntary and community based.

CIQ is the official founding support and services partner and sponsor of Rocky Linux. We are here to guarantee your success, with services, support, as well as additional enhancements and value adds that we make available to our customers.

Contact us to learn how we can help you right now!

Installation & Migration

Installing Rocky Linux is exactly what you would expect if you’ve ever installed CentOS, RHEL, or any other Enterprise Linux variant. Everything is identically cloned, with a nicer paint job.

Because Rocky is 100% compatible with Enterprise Linux, migration to Rocky Linux from an existing system can be as simple as just updating your update repo, doing a full package swap, to reprovisioning using config management and/or provisioning. It is easy!

Flexible support plans for your needs.

We support people, not sockets or cores. People.

Why? Because we believe in empowering people to do amazing things. When people succeed, teams succeed, when teams succeed, organizations succeed. We start where it matters most: with the people.

With this model, we don’t count systems, entitlements, cloud instances, virtual machines, or containers because they don’t count. It’s the people who count.


  • User Effort
  • Self Help Full Access
  • 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM PT
  • Email, Chat, Phone
  • Response Time < 6 Hours
  • System Administration Effort


  • User Effort
  • Self Help Full Access
  • 24 x 7
  • Email, Chat, Phone
  • Response Time < 2 Hours
  • System Administration Effort
  • Engineering/ Development Effort

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