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Dell | Linux Partners

Dell works with many other Linux pioneers.

Dell collaborates with Linux® industry leaders to ensure seamless compatibility across the entire enterprise ecosystem. We work closely with our partners to integrate Dell features into market-leading Linux distributions, including Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE™ Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).

In addition, Dell tests and validates Oracle® Linux and Oracle VM as part of our Oracle database solution stack. We work with Microsoft® as part of an interoperability initiative to address mixed data center environments, and we partner with other Linux providers, such as Canonical, where we utilize their expertise and resources.

Our Linux partners include:
  • Red Hat

    • Red Hat’s flagship product Red Hat Enterprise Linux is tested and validated across our entire product and solutions portfolio.
    • We have also added Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) to our portfolio to meet the growing Linux virtualization demand.
    • Dell and Red Hat have also achieved the top-security Common Criteria Certification with EAL4+.
  • SUSE
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is tested and validated across our entire product and solutions enterprise portfolio.
    • SUSE has also partnered with Microsoft to create interoperable technologies between Windows-based and Linux-based solutions.
    • SUSE is a partner in our vCloud solution.
  • Canonical
    • Ubuntu Server Edition has been validated by Canonical engineers on-site at Dell for our Dell PowerEdge servers.
    • Customers with an Ubuntu Advantage agreement can call Dell for hardware support. With a ProSupport agreement, Dell will facilitate any OS-related issue with Canonical.
  • Oracle
    • We have partnered with Oracle to provide a validated configuration stack that includes Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and the Oracle database solutions.
    • Our deep expertise with Oracle’s technology, particularly around its database and operating system, assists in designing and deploying Dell platforms in your mission-critical environment.
    • Together we identify relevant data for your needs and provide a server, database and OS stack specific to your data center.
Contact Dell and we’ll partner with you for your complete Linux solution needs.