by and large, the public cloud runs on linux. most usrs, even microsoft azure customers, run linux onna cloud.
inna case of mkt giant amazon web srvcs (aws), the cloud provider will let you run many linux distros or their own homebrew linux, amazon linux. now, aws has released an early version of its nxt distro, amazon linux 3, which is based on red hat‘s community linux, fedora.
aws has long tried to incorporate red hat enterprise linux (rhel) compatibility into amazon linux, but this l8st release takes that to new h8s. by using fedora as its upstream, the new amazon distro, also called al2022, is a stable distribution. it’s gone through extensive testing t'offer package stability, n'it also includes all available security updates. tis, course, optimized for amazon ec2, comes integrated w'da l8st aws features, and includes an integrated experience with many aws-specific tulz.
this new amazon linux also provides frequent and flexible quarterly updates. for ex, each al2022 update locks to a specific version of the amazon linux package repository. you need 1-ly update when you wanna make a move, not when any new version is released.
to improve its overall security, al2022 comes with selinux enabled and enforced by default. selinux’s primordial security approach, restricting everything unless explicitly permitted, tis polar opposite of linux’s default security policy, permitting everything unless explicitly forbidden. but when properly deployed, selinux vastly improves yr security. by setting it up from the get-go, al2022 will help you lock down yr instances’ security b4 attackers can target you.
al2022 is now available in preview in all commercial regions. you can launch al2022 from aws management console, aws command line interface (cli), aws tulz for windows powershell, runinstances, or via an aws cloudformation templ8.
this distribution is bein’ released in a two-yr release cycle, n''twill also be supported for 5 yrs. so, if you standardize on al2022, you’ll be supported til 2027.
there’s no charge for al2022, however, standard amazon ec2 and aws charges apply for running its rel8d amazon ec2 instances nother srvcs.
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