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Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux 7
Red Hat has unveiled the latest version
of its flagship platform,
Enterprise Linux 7,
which is designed to provide a foundation for open hybrid clouds and enterprise
workloads across converged infrastructures.
As educational institutions increasingly move their applications from
on-premises to the cloud, Red Hat is touting Enterprise Linux 7 as a "true open
hybrid cloud platform" that provides a consistent runtime platform for
applications across bare metal systems, virtual machines,
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and public and
Key features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 include:
- Linux Containers, including Docker, which support application
development, delivery, portability and isolation across physical, virtual
and cloud deployments;
- XFS as the default file system and other file system improvements;
- Support for secure access for Microsoft Active Directory users across
Windows and Enterprise Linux domains;
- Integrated application runtimes and development, delivery and
- Infrastructure components such as systemd for managing processes,
services, security and other resources;
- Built-in performance profiles, tuning and instrumentation;
- OpenLMI for streamlined administration and system configuration;
- Enhanced application isolation and security;
- Optimized network management, bandwidth and security;
- KVM Virtualization technology; and
- Ability to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as a guest OS.
The company plans to offer training and certification on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 7 in the near future.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is available now. Further information, including a
full list of features and known issues, can be found on
Red Hat's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].