AlmaLinux OS Foundation Announces New Members, Including AMD

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 17, 2022 — AlmaLinux OS Foundation, the nonprofit that stewards the group owned and ruled open supply CentOS substitute AlmaLinux, in the present day introduced 4 new members have joined. Sine Nomine Associates has joined on the Gold Member stage and three extra are becoming a member of on the Silver Member stage: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), BlackHOST and Knownhost. New members are contributing sources which have enabled AlmaLinux to inch nearer to full parity with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

“We based the AlmaLinux OS Foundation for the particular objective of making a CentOS successor that allowed those that had a stake in the way forward for the working system to even have a voice. Our success merely will not be potential with out assist from our members, and it’s thrilling to have such a powerful response throughout key industries utilizing Linux,” stated benny Vasquez, Chair of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation. “Sending out a giant welcome to Sine Nomine, AMD, BlackHOST, and Knownhost. If your group cares about the way forward for the most effective downstream RHEL-clone on the market, come speak to us! Your voice issues right here, and we’re excited to show that to the world. This is how open supply grows and prospers.”

The 4 new members be part of platinum member Codenotary, end-to-end tamper proof safety for software program lifecycle, in supporting the AlmaLinux OS Foundation. New members have a voice within the course of AlmaLinux, and may vote for and be voted into the Board of Directors by different members.


AMD develops laptop processors and associated applied sciences for enterprise and shopper markets and is utilized by a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of customers, main Fortune 500 companies and cutting-edge scientific analysis amenities all over the world. AMD is becoming a member of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation to maintain assist for AMD merchandise.

“At AMD, we construct merchandise that assist remedy our clients’ greatest enterprise challenges. We are proud to contribute to community-driven open-source initiatives, like AlmaLinux, that foster an open and accessible Linux ecosystem. We are happy to hitch the AlmaLinux OS Foundation as a brand new member,” stated Raghu Nambiar, company vp, Data Center Ecosystems and Solutions, AMD.


BlackHOST focuses on offering unmetered networking options starting from 1Gbps as much as 100Gbps using datacenters and community factors of presence all over the world. Additionally, they provide IT providers for companies and technophiles, together with website hosting, VPS internet hosting, devoted servers, and backup storage options. BlackHOST clients vary from Web startups to world enterprises.

“BlackHOST helps our clients by offering IT providers which might be continually adapting and utilizing the most effective know-how for every buyer’s particular scenario. We have made AlmaLinux our default OS alternative when our shoppers are ordering VPS and devoted servers. Linux is a key know-how in website hosting and a spread of different cloud infrastructure providers, and AlmaLinux is the kind of community-based distribution that gives worth to our buyer,” stated Thomas Nuchatel, CTO, BlackHOST.


KnownHost offers top quality absolutely managed website hosting providers with a 99.9% uptime assure. Distributed storage with enterprise-grade {hardware} permits Knownhost to supply redundancy whereas providing excessive efficiency.

“Our clients demand excessive efficiency and top quality. Web internet hosting runs on Linux and AlmaLinux offers a clear CentOS migration path and robust group engagement. By becoming a member of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation, we’ll proceed to supply the most effective website hosting know-how options for our clients,” stated Daniel Pearson, COO, KnownHost.

Sine Nomine Associates

Sine Nomine Associates (SNA) launched the idea of the digital server farm utilizing Linux on the S/390 IBM mainframe. They develop functions for cloning Linux photographs, refining procedures for large-scale implementations, and their consulting and assist providers are used broadly in universities, Open Source communities plus public, authorities, banking and finance sectors.  SNA continues to carry “Research to Reality” with a deal with the “Systems after Next.”

“Linux is a foundational know-how for mainframes, making the reliability, scalability and safety of mainframe structure extra broadly accessible. We are happy to be becoming a member of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation, and serving to to create sturdy alternate options for CentOS and different Linux customers on mainframes transferring ahead,” stated Kurt Acker, Principal IT Architect, Sine Nomine Associates.

AlmaLinux not too long ago celebrated over 1 million Docker pulls, a beta launch for AlmaLinux 8.5 for PowerPC, their first Platinum sponsor Codenotary, and the discharge of AlmaLinux 8.5 inside 48 hours of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) launch.

Types of membership embody mission contributors, mirror maintainers/sponsors and repair suppliers to the group, in addition to official sponsors for the mission. To be part of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation, see:

About AlmaLinux

AlmaLinux OS is an open supply, community-governed and forever-free enterprise Linux distribution. It is targeted on long-term stability and delivering a strong production-grade platform. It is 1:1 binary suitable with RHEL(r) and pre-Steam CentOS. The AlmaLinux OS falls beneath the purview of The AlmaLinux OS Foundation, which is a 501(c)(6) non-profit created for the advantage of the AlmaLinux OS group.

Source: AlmaLinux

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