Red Hat unveils latest iteration of Enterprise Linux 7

The updated platform improves performance for high-bandwidth applications and adds capabilities for Linux container and IoT.

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Red Hat unveils latest iteration of Enterprise Linux 7	Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  November 6, 2016

Open source technology provider Red Hat has announced the launch of Red Hat Linux 7.3, the latest iteration of the enterprise Linux platform.

The latest iteration adds a host of novel features designed for improved performance and security. Furthermore, the new releases adds new capabilities around Linux containers and the Internet of Things (IoT). This is intended to help early enterprise adopters to take full advantage of existing investments as they scale to meet new challenges.

Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat, commented: "As modern enterprise applications become increasingly resource intensive at both the network and storage levels, IT infrastructure must not just keep pace, but anticipate and adapt to these changing needs."

He added: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 delivers increased application performance and a more secure, reliable and innovative enterprise platform, well-suited for existing mission-critical workloads and emerging technology deployments like Linux containers and IoT."

In terms of IoT, the new platform introduces two novel features. This includes communication support for Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) devices, which comprise of low energy devices such as IoT sensors.

Additionally, the updated platform is equipped with kernel support for the Controller Area Network bus (CANbus) protocol. CANbus is a type of controller area network utilised in automobiles and high-end industrial controllers.

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