CentOS to RHEL on AWS

Migrate off CentOS Linux with confidence

CentOS Linux will reach its end of life on June 30, 2024, and organizations are seeking alternative operating systems (OSs) that can seamlessly adapt without disrupting the speed of business or causing friction between IT teams. In addition to security and support, a top priority for decision makers is balancing existing system maintenance with new innovation and technology modernization efforts. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides the intelligent and stable modern OS that agile business operations need.

CentOS Linux was derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux code and is binary compatible, so migrating from CentOS Linux to RHEL on AWS is a seamless experience. Customers also gain a vast partner ecosystem, global availability, on-demand billing, security, and resizable cloud computing capacity for all of their workloads.

Why convert from CentOS Linux to RHEL on AWS: Take the direct migration path from CentOS Linux to RHEL on AWS to access the best long-term migration option for production use. Convert in-place instances of CentOS Linux 7 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 with a free conversion tool called Convert2RHEL and maintain business continuity for up to four years after the CentOS Linux EOL date with extended life cycle support for RHEL 7.

Begin your migration journey from CentOS Linux to RHEL

Leverage Convert2RHEL to convert CentOS Linux 7 to RHEL 7. This officially supported component of RHEL retains existing applications and configurations. The installation of the Convert2RHEL utility on a CentOS 7.9 instance will convert it to a RHEL 7.9 instance. If your current subscription is for on-premises use, you can easily move it to the cloud with Red Hat Cloud Access.

Watch a demo of how to convert from CentOS Linux to RHEL.

Migrate from CentOS Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on AWS. Convert2RHEL provides a path to quickly convert other Linux operating systems to fully supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With this utility, you can avoid costly redeployment projects and maintain your existing customizations, configurations, and preferences during the migration process.

Looking for a bundled solution that helps you maintain continuity in your environment after the CentOS Linux EOL?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Third Party Linux Migration with Extended Life Cycle Support is a new offering designed to assist users of CentOS Linux 7 to maintain business continuity after the EOL date. This competitively-priced offering includes a Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription, tooling to convert in-place instances of CentOS Linux 7 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and four additional years of security patches and updates.

4 benefits of migrating CentOS to RHEL

Gain an intelligent and security-focused OS while achieving technology modernization

Simplify your environment

Gain a seamless experience across your hybrid cloud environment by leveraging the reliable IT platform and consistent experience of RHEL on AWS.

Reduce downtime

Maintain a high-quality customer experience—reduce downtime and protect workloads from disruption with RHEL on AWS.

Use your committed spend

Maximize current budgets, reduce licensing costs, and add managed and self-managed services that integrate with your foundation.

Adapt quickly and focus on innovation

Provide developers with access to the latest software to boost innovation and productivity.

“Our customers are running their businesses on our service, so we must have confidence in every piece of our infrastructure and architecture. Red Hat, as a piece of infrastructure, has been very reliable.” 

Parker Harris, EVP & Co-Founder, Salesforce.

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