Securing data, applications, and infrastructure is critical as the number and sources of threats increases. However, complex, disconnected infrastructure makes it difficult to quickly identify potential threats and consistently apply security policies across your environment.
Over time, budget- and resource-constrained IT organizations accumulate technical debt by implementing fast, easier, one-off solutions rather than more intense, comprehensive changes. This results in a variety of disconnected systems that make implementing large-scale change very challenging, with a greater amount of work and rework needed. As a result, upgrading and migrating to current software versions are primary concerns for 39% of survey participants.
Cost reduction mandates
More than half of IT organizations still face even or decreasing budgets, and 22% cite cost reduction mandates as a top challenge to adapting to change. Optimization of existing IT infrastructure and operations is essential to free budget and resources for new innovation and strategic initiatives.
An agile, security-focused, open source IT foundation like Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 can help you overcome these challenges. Flexible, enterprise-ready infrastructure give you the flexibility you need to adapt to constant change. Open source platforms let your staff use their current skills while exposing them to the latest technologies and methodologies. Consistency across environments allows you to gain visibility and apply policies across all workloads and resources.
Adapt to change with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 gives you a security-focused and consistent foundation for hybrid cloud deployments, as well as tools to deliver services and workloads faster and with less effort. By giving you more control, confidence, and freedom to innovate, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 reduces the friction and cost of cloud deployment while accelerating time to market for critical business workloads.
The features and support included in your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 subscription align closely with top motivations for change and funding priorities while helping you to overcome the challenges associated with change and modernization.
Alignment with drivers for organizational change
With thousands of certified hardware, software, and cloud providers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a consistent foundation for innovation, offering the latest stable development tools, container technologies, hardware, and cloud advancements, as well as support for the broader Red Hat portfolio.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux gives you the freedom to design, build, and deploy infrastructure and applications across physical, virtual, and private and public cloud architectures.
As a performance market leader, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is ready to run your toughest workloads across diverse areas like computational scalability, application performance, database throughput, and demanding storage requirements. It also provides built-in manageability and integration with the broader Red Hat automation portfolio to support rapid deployment and provisioning to meet business needs.
Alignment with funding priorities
A more secure datacenter begins with the operating system. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides security technologies, controls, certifications, and the ongoing support of the Red Hat Product Security team to protect your data and business. Mandatory access controls and application isolation in secure containers help you combat intrusions and meet regulatory compliance.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a consistent foundation for your hybrid cloud infrastructure and emerging workloads like machine learning. Workloads and applications run the same regardless of the underlying infrastructure, easing cloud adoption and migration.
As a consistent, flexible, and reliable foundation across bare-metal, virtual, and cloud infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 helps to integrate your operations and resolve the tension between development agility and production stability for modern, cloud-native enterprise applications.
Removal of adaptation challenges
Red Hat Enterprise Linux lets your staff continue to use many of their existing skills. Red Hat also provides hands-on training and practical certification to help your team learn new skills and become more productive.
Built-in security features help you proactively protect your Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment. Your Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription also gives you continuous vulnerability monitoring from Red Hat Insights with rapid security updates when critical issues arise.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux works with your existing infrastructure investments so you can migrate workloads and applications at your own pace. A seamless, nondisruptive migration process for existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments lets you upgrade more easily to take advantage of the latest innovation.
Red Hat’s subscription pricing model lets you shift high capital expenses to predictable, ongoing operational expenses. Flexible purchasing lets you scale and migrate according to your needs.
IT organizations face changing roles, technologies, and business demands. Most are responding by implementing new technologies that provide more innovation, flexibility, and speed while optimizing existing IT investments. Through control, confidence, and freedom, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 helps you build an adaptable, consistent, and security-focused foundation to streamline cloud adoption, integrate systems and processes, and speed innovation.
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