Red Hat Amplifies Enterprise Linux Across the Hybrid Cloud with the IT Industry’s Largest Commercial Open Source Software Ecosystem

Unifying hardware providers, ISVs, systems integrators and public clouds, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 brings to bear the world’s most extensive, certified ecosystem around enterprise Linux


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the IT industry’s largest commercial open source ecosystem backs Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. Built to support any application, any environment, anywhere, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 continues Red Hat’s commitment to driving value throughout the entire enterprise technology stack with the backing of many IT leaders.


Red Hat’s extensive partner ecosystem is filled with the solutions and expertise needed for businesses to fully build out their hybrid cloud strategies, with every application and hardware configuration tested and certified to work effectively with the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.

Craig Muzilla

senior vice president, Core Products and Cloud Services, Red Hat

Any application

Since the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 in 2014, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem has expanded. Hundreds of independent software vendors (ISVs) now deliver more than 5,000 certified applications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, delivering additional expertise across a broad range of enterprise IT challenges. From networking to security and more, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem provides the most Linux-supportable business applications for customer production use.

Any infrastructure

Through the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) program, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is available across a vast array of infrastructure service providers -- from the largest global public cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure to regional and specialized cloud and managed service providers. More than 1,000 Red Hat CCSPs offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux on their cloud infrastructures, serving as a foundation for organizations to adopt cloud-native strategies.

Hardware providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) remain a critical part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 partner ecosystem as well. Tens of thousands of certified hardware configurations currently support Red Hat Enterprise Linux, providing a starting point for IT organizations to adopt hybrid cloud computing. Additionally, all major processor architectures, including x86_64, ppc64le, aarch64 and s390x have certified configurations available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux is also certified for NVIDIA® DGX-2™ systems as organizations look to build artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

One platform

From the datacenter to public clouds, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 provides a common, consistent platform to meet the enterprise IT challenges of today and fuel future innovation. But Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 is more than an enterprise operating system. The platform provides an entry point to a vast partner network of hardware, software and cloud services providers, all delivering certified solutions and configurations ready to support the open hybrid cloud.

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Supporting Quotes

Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, Core Products and Cloud Services, Red Hat
“Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 provides a powerful platform to help enterprises span every IT footprint, from bare-metal servers to public clouds, but to take full advantage of hybrid cloud strategies, IT organizations require a complete software stack. Red Hat’s extensive partner ecosystem is filled with the solutions and expertise needed for businesses to fully build out their hybrid cloud strategies, with every application and hardware configuration tested and certified to work effectively with the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.”

Linquan Jiang, general manager, Elastic Compute Service, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
"As the top public cloud and a leading Red Hat partner in China, we are glad to collaborate closely with Red Hat and be a strategic Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider in the Chinese enterprise IT market. Alibaba Cloud is committed to bringing the next generation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to our customers to help them with their digital transformation efforts.”

Kevin Ryan, senior director, Software Ecosystem, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm
“The availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 helps demonstrate Arm’s momentum in the infrastructure market. We look forward to continuing our strategic collaboration with Red Hat in supporting adoption of cloud-native technologies by enabling development on Arm® Neoverse™ solutions, scaling from edge to public cloud.”

Krista Satterthwaite, vice president and general manager, HPE Synergy and BladeSystem
“HPE and Red Hat lead the way in providing Linux solutions that help cut costs, reduce complexity, and increase performance for both physical and virtual environments. Together with HPE and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, customers can run confidently with a tested combination of hardware and software solutions coupled with a single-vendor experience from the total enterprise technology stack to hybrid cloud.”

Sumit Gupta, vice president, AI and HPC, IBM Cognitive Systems
“IBM and Red Hat have a strong history of collaboration, including delivering the world’s two most powerful supercomputers, the US Dept of Energy’s Summit and Sierra supercomputers. We believe that our co-optimized hardware and open source software is key in delivering value to our clients, and we are looking forward to RHEL 8 helping us advance that goal.”

Imad Sousou, corporate vice president, Architecture, Graphics and Software Group; general manager, System Software Products, Intel
“Building on our history of collaboration spanning the past 20 years, Intel and Red Hat worked closely to optimize Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for Intel technologies. Together, we enabled key Intel features and products including Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory and Intel® Deep Learning Boost technology, helping deliver the performance required for next-gen AI and machine learning workloads. Intel looks forward to seeing how customers will use the combined power of Intel technologies and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or in open hybrid cloud deployments.”

Doug Fisher, senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer, Lenovo Data Center Group
“As IT organizations continue their digital transformation and more businesses adopt hybrid cloud computing, customers need solutions built to handle today’s most challenging workloads that can also scale to accommodate future business growth and IT needs. Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile solutions running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 provide a scalable and more secure foundation for driving business forward, reducing costs and minimizing complexity in the data center.”

Larry Wikelius, vice president, Ecosystem and Partner Enabling, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
“Marvell has worked closely with the Red Hat team on enablement, optimization and support of the 64-bit Arm v8-A architecture with our ThunderX2 processor family and we congratulate Red Hat on this major milestone. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, with a focus on hybrid cloud and enterprise workloads, aligns very well with the demonstrated performance advantages of our Marvell ThunderX2 processor for highly scalable and memory-intensive applications across high-end compute to scale-out cloud-focused markets.”

Shailaja Shankar, vice president, Engineering, McAfee
“To stay ahead of the dynamically changing threat landscape, it is imperative that solutions and platforms that businesses rely on are secure from day one. Our customers utilize a diverse set of devices and operating systems in their environments and McAfee takes great pride in ensuring that our customers are protected across all these devices. We are proud to provide zero day support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and look forward to ensuring that our joint customers are protected from the very first day on this exciting new Red Hat release.”

Shadi Shahin, vice president, Product Strategy, SAS
“For more than 15 years, SAS and Red Hat have collaborated on solutions that help enterprises take advantage of technology advances to meet changing business and IT demands. Most recently, SAS® 9.4 has been tested to run on the newest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. As leaders in a range of markets, SAS and Red Hat together provide a platform that supports every phase of the analytics life cycle and helps customers to evolve their analytics platforms.”

Vatsal Sonecha, vice president, Business Development, Synopsys
“Synopsys is proud to collaborate with Red Hat in our mission to enable our joint customers to use Synopsys tools in their Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 environments. Synopsys and Red Hat share a similar vision for the future of application deployment and, together, we look forward to helping organizations overcome the challenges of securing their applications.”

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