Red Hat announces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Company also unveils vision to ‘redefine enterprise operating system’ with Linux 7

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Red Hat announces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Paul Cormier, president, products and technologies, Red Hat said "With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, we're raising the bar again and bringing the next-generation of IT to customers."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  June 11, 2014

Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc. has today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Linux 7 delivers a single platform for enterprises to realise the convergence of computing across the open hybrid cloud, from bare metal and virtual machines to the cloud.

Built to meet modern datacentre demands along with next-generation IT requirements, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 features: enhanced application development, delivery, portability and isolation through Linux Containers; file system improvements, including XFS as the default file system, scaling to 500 TB; Cross-realm trust to enable secure access for Microsoft Active Directory users across Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux domains; and powerful and secure application runtimes and development, delivery and troubleshooting tools, integrated into the platform and container-ready.

Paul Cormier, president, products and technologies, Red Hat said: "Over the course of the last 12 years, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has helped disrupt and define modern enterprise computing. From the Fortune 500 and global stock exchanges to government agencies, web start-ups, and many of the world's biggest clouds, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has set the standard for the enterprise operating system. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, we're raising the bar again and bringing the next-generation of IT to customers.

"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. This will be essential as applications move from on-premises to the cloud."

Red Hat, has also unveiled today its vision for "redefining the enterprise operating system" with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and opened new doors for the company's partner base with a platform designed to deliver innovative cross-industry solutions.

Forming the solid foundation of the open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 enables Red Hat partners to more easily extend their technologies across physical, virtual and cloud environments without requiring any fundamental changes.

Certification for additional third-party solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is available from today.

Scott Musson, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, Red Hat, said: "For more than a decade, a key source of differentiation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been the strong ecosystem of technology industry leaders that stand behind it. As customers journey to the cloud with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, our collaboration with a broad range of hardware, software, and services partners delivers choice that helps customers get the most out of their investments."

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