Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS Stream 8

With the sudden discontinuation of stable CentOS, moving to CentOS Stream was a convenient choice for many organizations.

However, after May 31, 2024, CentOS Stream 8 will be archived, and no further security updates will be provided.

Not ready to upgrade your systems or migrate them to another Linux distribution?

TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support will ensure that your CentOS-certified applications remain secure, stable, and fully operational until you’re ready to move on.

With Extended Lifecycle Support, you can:

Ensure security and compliance beyond the EOL date with up to 4 years of updates for Critical and High-risk vulnerabilities

Achieve maximum security for your CentOS Stream 8 systems with support for a comprehensive list of essential server packages 

Track security updates, selected bug fixes, and affected packages across all architectures with qualified errata advisories

Verify your CentOS Stream 8 system update status using our OVAL patch definitions with OpenSCAP or other OVAL-compatible tools

Switching to TuxCare for CentOS Stream 8 Support is Simple

Step 1

Connect to the TuxCare repository with a
simple script – and no reboot

Step 2

You’re fully protected with regular ongoing
security patches for up to four years
past your distro’s end-of-life date!

The TuxCare team combines 450+ years
of in-depth technical knowledge of Linux and kernel development

With ELS from TuxCare, you benefit from:

Support for mixed Linux 

TuxCare can support environments that run multiple types of end-of-life Linux distributions

Flexibility to support custom packages

You can request support for additional server packages that are not currently on our list

Seasoned Linux security expertise

We have a proven track record of security patching with over 80,000 patches to date – and growing

Great value at a competitive price

The service gives you an affordable option to maintain the security and stability of your EOL systems

Ready to Extend the Life of Your CentOS Stream 8 Deployments?

Sign up for TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support 
and migrate on your own schedule!

Other Major Enterprise Linux Distributions with TuxCare ELS

TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support is also available for other operating systems, including:

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 6

End of life: December 2020

TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support gives you the same official security patches you used to get with CentOS 6, and we’ll continue to provide you with ongoing security support right through to November 2026.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 7

End of life: June 2024

CentOS 7 is going end of life in June 2024, but you can enjoy ongoing security updates through June 2029 with our Extended Lifecycle Support – buying time to plan your migration, while keeping your workload safe.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 8

End of life: December 2021

All the way through January 2026, you can rely on TuxCare for Extended Lifecycle Support to cover security updates for your CentOS 8 Linux distribution – so that you have enough time to migrate to another distro.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Oracle Linux 6

End of life: March 2021

TuxCare will deliver Extended Lifecycle Support for Oracle Linux 6 until December 2024, saving you significantly on costs compared to Oracle Linux Premier Support while providing the same vulnerability coverage.

Extended Lifecycle Support for PHP

End of life: Extended Lifecycle Support for PHP

Buy yourself and your organization time to develop new production code while receiving ongoing security patches for out-of-support PHP versions with Extended Lifecycle Support to maintain the safety of your systems.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Python 2.x

End of life: January 2020

Python Extended Lifecycle Service from TuxCare breathes new life into code written for Python 2.7 so you can continue using your existing software on AlmaLinux, Rocky, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 as before.

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Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 16.04

End of life: April 2021

Save on costs compared to Ubuntu Pro for Ubuntu 16.04 when you choose TuxCare Extended Lifecycle Support for ongoing security maintenance, which will keep you protected for up to 4 years past the end-of-life date.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 18.04

End of life: June 2023

Choose TuxCare for Ubuntu 18.04 extended support and save significantly over an Ubuntu Pro subscription from Canonical, with security updates for your Ubuntu workloads lasting until April 2028.




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