Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 is a next-generation Linux distribution released by Alibaba Cloud. It includes advanced features developed by the Linux community, and provides a stable and reliable environment for applications running on the cloud. Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 is deeply optimized based on the Alibaba Cloud infrastructure to provide the best experience for users. You can install Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 on all types of Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances, including ECS Bare Metal Instances.
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- Security and Regulation Compliance Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 is a 100% open-source Linux distribution. You are free to download and check the source code of all operating system components, and send any issues or suggestions to our community. Alibaba Cloud will continuously fix vulnerabilities in Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 to improve system security.
- Performance Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 is a Linux distribution deeply optimized based on the Alibaba Cloud infrastructure. You can install Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 on Alibaba Cloud ECS instances for higher performance.
- Customer Support Benefits Unlike other free Linux distributions in Alibaba Cloud Marketplace, Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 is developed based on the latest Linux kernel. Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 users can get technical support and services through our ticket system, forum, or GitHub. All these services are free of charge.
- Ecosystem Benefits Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 continuously adopts technological innovations from open-source communities, such as the Linux 4.19 kernel, to benefit its users. A high-standard quality control system is also introduced to manage Linux distributions and contribute to the open-source communities. Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 is devoted to leveraging achievements from the Alibaba Cloud open-source ecosystem to enrich the open-source software ecosystem.
- Optimized for Alibaba Cloud The fastest Linux distribution to launch on Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 is deeply optimized for high-performance Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances and ECS bare metal instances.
- Out-of-Box and Easy to Use Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 includes commonly used Alibaba Cloud open-source software, such as Aliyun CLI and cloud-init. This significantly reduces your management costs in most scenarios.
- Continuous Integration of Open-source Software New versions of open-source software, such as the Linux 4.19 kernel, are continuously added to Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 to expand the ecosystem of open-source software.
- Long-term Support To ensure business continuity, Alibaba Cloud provides technical support including security updates and issue fixes of Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 for up to five years.
- Tailored for Higher Security and Resource Cost Optimization Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 is tailored to improve system security and help you save costs by avoiding the use of excess compute resources.
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