Amazon Linux 2

Run all your cloud and enterprise applications in a security-focused and high-performance Linux environment.

Amazon Linux 2 is a Linux operating system from Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides a security-focused, stable, and high-performance execution environment to develop and run cloud applications. Amazon Linux 2 is provided at no additional charge. AWS provides ongoing security and maintenance updates for Amazon Linux 2.

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Optimized performance

Amazon Linux 2 includes support for the latest Amazon EC2 instance capabilities and is tuned for enhanced performance. It includes packages that help ease integration with other AWS Services.

Enhanced developer productivity

Amazon Linux 2 is offered as a virtual machine and container image for on-premises development and testing. Developers can speed up their application development by building, testing, and integrating on the same Linux distribution that is used in their production environment.

Peace of mind with long term support

Amazon Linux 2 offers long-term support. Developers, IT administrators, and ISVs get the predictability and stability of a Long Term Support (LTS) release, but without compromising access to the latest versions of popular software packages.

Large Partner ecosystem

Amazon Linux 2 has a rapidly growing community of Technology Partners that includes Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). You can install and run many popular partner applications.


Amazon Linux 2 is provided at no additional charge. Standard Amazon EC2 and AWS charges apply for running Amazon EC2 instances and other services.

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