Standard Operating Environment (SOE)

The Red Hat® Standard Operating Environment SOE helps you define, deploy, and maintain Red Hat Enterprise Linux® and third-party applications as an SOE. The SOE is fully aligned with your requirements as an effective and managed process, and fully integrated with your IT environment and processes.

Benefits of an SOE

SOE is a specification for a tested, standard selection of computer hardware, software, and their configuration for use on computers within an organization. The modular nature of the Red Hat SOE lets you select the most appropriate solutions to address your business' IT needs.

SOE leads to:

  • Dramatically reduced deployment time.

  • Software deployed and configured in a standardized manner.

  • Simplified maintenance due to standardization.

  • Increased stability and reduced support and management costs.

There are many benefits to having an SOE within larger environments, such as:

  • Less total cost of ownership (TCO) for the IT environment.

  • More effective support.

  • Faster deployment times.


Field-tested Linux veterans

Our expert Red Hat consultants guide you through establishing an SOE. The SOE emphasizes reproducibility as part of a secure build process, ensuring minimal human involvement in the build process. This cuts costs and boosts performance and manageability.

Red Hat consultants will bring best practices and experience from similar large-scale projects to ensure that the SOE implementation is efficient. In addition, Red Hat can provide optimal on-site maintenance and support.

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