Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

Open source platform for mission-critical computing

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® servers handle millions of dollars in trades, purchases, and analysis every day. Surprised? Don't be. With support for all major hardware platforms and thousands of commercial and custom applications, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the new standard for enterprise datacenters.

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Built for the modern datacenter

Red Hat Enterprise Linux anticipates shifts in the IT landscape that blur the lines between physical, virtual, and cloud computing. It's built for the modern datacenter environment, with:

  • Pervasive networking and virtualization.
  • Comprehensive security.
  • Advances in multicore hardware.

This means that Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help your organization flexibly and seamlessly transition to your next-generation datacenter model.

The foundation of a long-term IT strategy

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server supports all leading hardware architectures with compatibility across releases and a 10-year update and support lifecycle.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux variants

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Deploy this versatile platform for x86 and x86-64 on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Deploy and scale public or private OpenStack® clouds on this secure, reliable platform.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing

Red Hat offers packages specifically for the scientific user to deploy clusters of systems to take on the most challenging missions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z Red Hat Enterprise Linux, deployed on IBM System z, provides flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation and mainframe reliability.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER Deploy applications with confidence using the advanced features in IBM Power Systems and the consistency and flexibility of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications Red Hat packages and supports the software infrastructure stack required for optimal operation of SAP applications with enterprise-class service and support.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Give administrators a robust, secure Red Hat Enterprise Linux foundation. Give end users leading applications and features from the open source community. Available in either desktop or workstation configurations.
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BENEFITS & FEATURES

Efficiency, scalability, and reliability

Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

  • Supports highly scalable, multi-core systems.
  • Manages underlying system complexity.
  • Reduces data bottlenecks.
  • Provides a high performing, reliable, and secure Java development platform and runtime environment with OpenJDK.
  • Improves application performance.
  • Reduces power consumption.
  • Ensures end-to-end data integrity.

At Red hat, we work closely with our hardware and software partners, and with industry standard groups, to deliver the latest functionality and to ensure continuous support for customer applications across multiple releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Unprecedented resource management

Administrators and application developers can set policies by process, applications, and even guests to match network, memory, and CPU usage to business needs and service-level agreements.

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Integral security

A complete security stack—from network firewall control to secure containers for application isolation—makes Red Hat Enterprise Linux one of the most certified operating systems available.

As a host, a guest, or in the cloud, you can secure applications with a common and comprehensive suite of technologies and policies—all backed by Red Hat's global Security Response Team.

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Stable application development and production platform

Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides:

  • Easy deployment of new applications.
  • A comprehensive application development portfolio that includes the LAMP stack and scripting languages such as PHP, the TurboGears2 framework, the Eclipse IDE, and debugging and tuning tools.
  • OpenJDK, a high performing, reliable, and secure Java development and runtime environment.
  • Support and maintenance for all packages shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, whether cloud services, middleware, web applications, or enterprise applications.
  • Advanced caching technologies that let you scale as needed without adding complexity.

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Integrated virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is designed to be both a superior virtualization host and guest on any of the major hypervisors. With virtualization incorporated into the kernel, the complete breadth of system management, security tools, and certifications is available for your administrators to use.

ADD-ONS

Availability

Add-On options for availability

High Availability Add-On. Red Hat's High Availability Add-On provides on-demand failover to make applications highly available.

Resilient Storage Add-On. Red Hat's Resilient Storage Add-On enables a shared storage or clustered file system to access the same storage device over a network.

Load Balancer Add-On. Red Hat's Load Balancer Add-On provides redundancy for web serving, databases, networking, and storage.

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Scalability

Add-On options for scalability

Scalable File System Add-On. Red Hat's Scalable File System Add-On provides support for file systems that are more than 16 terabytes in size.

High Performance Add-On. Red Hat's High Performance Network Add-On delivers remote direct memory access over converged Ethernet (RoCE) for those times when low network latency and high capacity are important.

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Management

Add-On option for management

Smart Management Add-On. The Smart Management Add-On includes Red Hat Network Management and Red Hat Network Provisioning modules for use with Red Hat Network and Red Hat Network Satellite. It lets your organization easily manage and update Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems using Red Hat Network or Red Hat Network Satellite.

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Lifecycle

Add-On options for lifecycle management

The 10-year lifecycle for Red Hat Enterprise Linux ensures application binary interface (ABI) and application programming interface (API) stability throughout the support period for Red Hat Enterprise Linux with regular delivery of technology updates and security packages.

Extended Update Support Add-On. For those organizations that want to stay on a particular snapshot for an extended period of time, Red Hat offers the Extended Update Support Add-On, which extends the support period of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux update for 24 months and delivers overlapping release support to give enterprise customers more flexibility.

Extended Lifecycle Support Add-On. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) Add-On extends the production 3 phase of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 lifecycle by 3 more years, providing a total life span of 10 years.

HOW TO BUY

Buy online

Visit the Red Hat online store to purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server.

Contact Red Hat Sales

Contact Red Hat Sales to learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, get an evaluation copy, or purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server.

Find a reseller

Red Hat works with an ecosystem of partners to build, optimize, and deliver complete solutions. Through our global network of leading hardware, software, and service provider vendors, Red Hat offers you a wealth of proven technology solutions that solve real-world business challenges.

Purchasing guide

Read our purchasing guide for information on how to buy Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server.

Variants

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

A versatile platform for x86 and x86-64 that can be deployed on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing

Red Hat offers packages specifically for the scientific user to deploy clusters of systems to take on the most challenging of missions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, deployed on IBM System z, provides flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation and mainframe reliability.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER

Deploy applications with confidence using the advanced features in IBM Power Systems and the consistency and flexibility of the market-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications

Red Hat packages and supports the software infrastructure stack required for optimal operation of SAP applications with enterprise-class service and support.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Available in either desktop or workstation configurations.

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