The ever-evolving landscape of Linux distributions presents both challenges and opportunities for organizations. With the recent changes in the CentOS project, including the transition to CentOS Stream, many organizations are seeking stable alternatives for their Linux workloads.

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RiverMeadow is here to help with our Linux Distribution Conversion capability—a powerful feature of the RiverMeadow Workload Mobility Platform, designed to modernize and convert certain Linux distributions as part of your migration and modernization journey.

Key Features

  • Designed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)-based kernels
  • Supports modernization and conversion of CentOS and RHEL distributions
  • Enables migration to popular alternatives like Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux
  • The streamlined migration process to minimize downtime
  • Upcoming support for Oracle Linux (OEL) and EuroLinux

Use Case: Migrating Off CentOS

RiverMeadow empowers customers to modernize and convert their CentOS distributions to more stable alternatives like Rocky Linux, AlmaLinux, or RHEL. The predominant use case for our Linux Distribution Conversion capability is migrating off CentOS due to the changes introduced with CentOS Stream. Our solution ensures a smooth and efficient migration process, allowing you to focus on achieving your digital transformation goals.

Supported Conversions

With RiverMeadow, you can migrate, modernize and convert the following distributions and versions:

  • CentOS 6.x, 7.x, 8.x -> Rocky 8.x or Rocky 9.x
  • CentOS 6.x, 7.x, 8.x -> AlmaLinux 8.x or AlmaLinux 9.x
  • CentOS 6.x, 7.x, 8.x -> RHEL 8.x or RHEL 9.x
  • RHEL 6.x, 7.x, 8.x -> Rocky 8.x or Rocky 9.x
  • RHEL 6.x, 7.x, 8.x -> AlmaLinux 8.x or AlmaLinux 9.x

Upcoming Support

At RiverMeadow, we are committed to continuously expanding our support for a wide range of Linux distributions. We are excited to announce that our subsequent releases will add support for Oracle Linux (OEL) (Source and Target) and EuroLinux (Target). Stay tuned for more updates!

Ready to modernize and convert your Linux distributions? Get started with RiverMeadow's Linux Distribution Conversion capability today and experience the benefits of seamless migration and modernization. Talk to a RiverMeadow Expert and learn how RiverMeadow can support your organization's unique needs.