Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 6 ready for download

New version of Linux OS to provide foundation for virtual and cloud requirements

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Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 6 ready for download Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies at Red Hat, says the Enterprise Linux 6 system delivers flexibility, portability and interoperability.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 12, 2010

Red Hat's open source operating system, Enterprise Linux 6, is now available for download.

Linux 6 is designed to support today's flexible computing requirements and is a foundation for physical, virtual and cloud applications.

"For nearly eight years, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has delivered outstanding value and performance for our enterprise IT infrastructure," said Gordon Penfold, chief technology officer at British Airways. "We plan to migrate our mission-critical systems to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and anticipate that it will provide us with the flexibility to deploy our applications to fit our specific business needs, crossing bare metal, virtualised and cloud deployments."

Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been available for almost a decade and provides an alternative to proprietary operating systems.

"The core capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, including improvements in security, performance and power management, will better enable us to scale to the largest systems on the market today while providing continued flexibility and great efficiency," said Motti Finkelstein, Managing Director at Citi.

Using technologies developed by Red Hat, its partners and the open source community over the past three years, Linux 6 is designed to deliver kernel improvements for resource management, RAS, performance, scalability, virtualisation and power saving, through a greatly extended and standards-compliant development environment, to a comprehensive range of updated server and desktop applications.  

The operating system is designed to improve agility, lower costs and reduce IT complexity for customers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux also delivers innovation in private and public cloud deployments.

 "Red Hat Enterprise Linux has for years been the mission-critical platform of choice for many enterprise companies.  Customers such as British Airways, Citi and NTT Communications have become trusted partners in the development of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.  We are now entering an era of enterprise computing where flexibility, portability and interoperability are more important than ever.  And today, we are delivering the platform that customers need.  This has always been our focus," said Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies at Red Hat.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is designed to be as "future proof" as possible, using capabilities of system hardware from partners such as AMD, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Intel and NEC. Linux 6 is also designed to be able have tomorrow's technologies incorporated into the system as they develop.

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