Red Hat Offers Enterprise Linux 7

In a move to reinvent the enterprise operating system, Red Hat is rolling out Enterprise Linux 7. The latest iteration of the company's flagship platform does more than lay a foundation for the open hybrid cloud and serve enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures -- it also makes the OS more than a mere commodity.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is built to meet modern data center demands and next-generation IT requirements, running the enterprise IT gamut from application containers to cloud services, according to the company. The new release aims to answer the heterogeneous realities of modern enterprise IT, which is seeing a convergence of servers, virtual machines, Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service.

"As the worlds of physical, virtual and cloud systems converge, Red Hat is delivering a true open hybrid cloud platform that gives both ISVs and applications a consistent runtime platform across bare metal systems, virtual machines, and public and private clouds," said Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies at Red Hat. "This will be essential as applications move from on-premises to the cloud."

Radical Evolutions

Red Hat's pitch: Enterprise IT does not exist in a static vacuum. Technology is dynamic, rather, with new innovations emerging almost every day with promises to drive improvements in operational efficiencies and offering new ways to respond to what the company calls "radically evolving business requirements."

Red Hat is positioning Enterprise Linux 7 as a way to meet those challenges without raising costs. The operating system intends to help customers deliver new apps rapidly via secure, lightweight containers and scale infrastructure to meet big-data requirements with new and enhanced file systems.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 helps to introduce newer technology, such as Linux Containers and related Docker software, to large enterprise environments along with the stability and certifications that enterprises demand," said Jay Lyman, senior analyst at...

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