Tuning the network kernel stack to dramatically improve packet processing time, enable Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 to perform at physical line rates in advanced (virtual and containerized) workloads.
Inclusion of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), which makes it possible to rapidly develop low-latency and high throughput custom applications capable of direct packet processing in user space for NFV and other use cases. Prior to this enhancement, systems were limited to running only one type of application (DPDK-enabled or traditional-network enabled.) Enhancements in Red Hat Enterprise LInux 7.2, specifically the introduction of a new bifurcated driver, now allow for both types of applications to be hosted on the same system thus consolidating physical hardware.
The addition of TCP (DCTCP), a feature for solving TCP congestion problems in data centers that works smoothly across Windows- and Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based hosts to maximize throughput and efficiency.
With the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 in June 2014, Red Hat redefined the enterprise open source operating system. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 continues this effort, delivering new capabilities for containerized application deployments and significant networking enhancements while retaining our focus on delivering a stable, reliable and more secure platform for the most critical of business applications.
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