10 Jun 2014 Raleigh - Red Hat Inc., a global provider of open source solutions, has made available Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the latest major release of the company's flagship platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 not only lays the foundation for the open hybrid Cloud and serves enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures, but it also pushes the operating system beyond today's position as a commodity platform. Built to meet modern data centre demands along with next-generation IT requirements, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 powers the spectrum of enterprise IT, from application containers to Cloud services.
Since its introduction more than a decade ago, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has become the world's leading enterprise Linux platform, and it has set industry standards for performance, capacity, and security. Today, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a leading force in the enterprise data centre and in the Cloud. More than 90 percent of 2013 Fortune 500 companies, along with organisations in nearly every industry and around the globe, rely on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Bare metal servers, virtual machines, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are converging to form a robust, powerful data centre environment to meet constantly changing business needs. Answering the heterogeneous realities of modern enterprise IT, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 offers a cohesive, unified foundation that enables customers to balance modern demands while reaping the benefits of computing innovation, like Linux Containers and big data, across physical systems, virtual machines and the Cloud - the open hybrid Cloud.
Enterprise IT does not exist in a static vacuum; technology is dynamic, with new innovations emerging almost daily, promising improved operational efficiencies as well as providing the ability to respond to radically-evolving business requirements. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 offers customers the agility and the flexibility to meet these new needs head-on without increasing complexity, from rapidly delivering new applications via secure, lightweight containers to scaling infrastructure to meet Big Data requirements with new and enhanced file systems. Key Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 features to address next-generation IT needs include:
Beyond providing the capabilities to meet emerging IT innovation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 also addresses today's technology needs. With growing requests for complex systems, on-demand services and robust security, IT teams need more control, more clarity and more scalability without having to deploy dozens of specialized tools. Independent of deployment scale, scope or complexity, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 serves as not only a catalyst for enterprise innovation, but also delivers the military-grade security and the mission-critical reliability, as well as the performance, the features and the ease-of-use to efficiently "keep the lights on", including:
As with all of Red Hat's enterprise open source solutions, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is backed by Red Hat's extensive global ecosystem of services and support.
Additionally, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 will be supported by Red Hat's robust hands-on training and certification programme, featuring classroom, virtual and on-site team courses. More details about the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 training and certification portfolio will be available soon.