MontaVista MVShield support now available for Rocky Linux baselines



SANTA CLARA, California, September 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – MontaVista® Software, LLC, a leader in Embedded Linux® commercial products and services, today announced the immediate availability of MVShield support services for Rocky Linux. The Rocky Linux project was founded in late 2020, gaining immediate momentum since its inception with strong and continued adoption in 2021.

MontaVista Software joined the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) as a lead sponsor early in the process and the partnership was publicly announced in April 2021.

MontaVista has since completed the integration of the MVShield product to contain the Rocky Linux GA release, and is pleased to report that it is generally ready to accept customer support projects, with major customer deployments underway.

The MVShield family of products, launched in 2019, and initially targeting CentOS Linux 7.x baselines, garnered a significant amount of positive feedback and adoption from customers in the CentOS user segment.

In december 2020, the CentOS project adopted the CentOS Stream approach, a development model more suited to the continuous rebasing of the main platform and kernel, and new development, rather than supporting stable product branches. The Rocky Linux project stepped in to meet the legacy CentOS needs provided to product engineering teams, and was adopted by MontaVista as a replacement for CentOS 8.x in the MVShield product strategy.

MVShield’s product approach for Rocky Linux allows a customer to manually select the chosen software components (such as kernel versions) and packages to target for support, focusing on the baseline of the product deployed by the customer. customer. This chosen software branch may also include content beyond the Rocky Linux versions, or be frozen on certain versions of the packages.

As with other MVShield options, Rocky Linux support includes MontaVista values ​​of in-depth expert support, a stable and validated security maintenance process, and the ability to deliver strict SLAs to meet customer needs. most demanding customers.

Supporting quotes:

“With the release of Rocky Linux GA this summer, and now integrated into our MVShield process, we are excited to provide an alternative to our customers looking for distribution media compatible with CentOS 8.x and RHEL for 10 years or more. more “said Ravi Gupta, President and CEO, MontaVista Software. “Our CI / CD infrastructure developed over our 20+ years in this industry provides tremendous value to customers who choose to embrace Rocky Linux and need commercial support to ship and maintain high quality products for their customers. clients. “

MontaVista invites those interested to contact MontaVista at [email protected] and / or visit for more information.

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MontaVista Software, LLC, is a leader in the commercialization of Embedded Linux. For over 20 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial grade, integration, hardware activation, expert support, and expert community resources. development of MontaVista. Because MontaVista customers benefit from faster time to market, more competitive device features, and lower total cost.

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