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Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The leading open source platform for modern datacenters

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is a stable, proven foundation that’s versatile enough for rolling out new applications, virtualizing environments, and creating a secure hybrid cloud—all backed by our award-winning support. It's just 1 reason 90% of Fortune Global 500* companies choose Red Hat.

*Red Hat client data and Fortune 500 list, 2016

Server variants & options

An OS for every occasion

Extend your Linux infrastructure with customized versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, add-on functionality, desktop options, and developer tools.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is a secure, minimal-footprint operating system optimized to run Linux containers. It couples the flexible, lightweight, and modular capabilities of Linux containers with the reliability and security of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a reduced image size.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host, you can:

  • Deliver apps faster.
  • Reduce support and maintenance efforts.
  • Extend container portability across open hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • Inherit the stability and maturity of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for HPC is a robust platform that helps scientific users tackle challenging workloads by deploying clusters of systems. Red Hat Enterprise Linux clusters are affordable, easy to deploy, and support hardware scale-out.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for HPC, you can:

  • Streamline deployment with a lightweight clustering option.
  • Customize the platform for your environment.
  • Minimize points of failure and security vulnerabilities.
  • Simplify management tasks.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power® includes additional components and versions of user packages for IBM® Power Systems hardware and firmware. Deploy apps 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.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, you can:

  • Give your IT organization hardware flexibility for workloads and use cases from big data analytics to cloud computing.
  • Support the latest IBM Power Systems features, including both big and little endian modes.
  • Enable efficient operations and increase IT staff productivity through architecture-agnostic operating system standardization.

Built on a decade-plus of industry collaboration, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems brings Linux apps to the mainframe, and delivers efficient management for your Linux workloads. Combine the core strengths of the IBM mainframe and IBM software with the open flexibility of Linux to reduce complexity and cost for today’s applications.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems, you can:

  • Give your IT organization the hardware flexibility for workloads and use cases from big data analytics to cloud computing.
  • Run Linux-certified apps on IBM z Systems.
  • Increase efficiency of operations and IT staff productivity through architecture-agnostic operating system standardization.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time is a computing platform for deadline-orientated apps and time-sensitive workloads. Using a specialized version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel that has been tuned to deliver consistent low-latency response times, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time retains the reliability, scalability, and performance of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time, you can:

  • Minimize the potential for deviations in application performance with scheduling and performance gains.
  • Inherit the stability and maturity of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Enjoy full application compatibility with standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications lets you reduce the complexity of your SAP application and database deployments. It includes the infrastructure software stack you need for optimal operation of SAP applications, plus enterprise-class service and support. As a Red Hat customer, you can get a ready-to-use, fully supported SAP environment in one package for new installations of or migrations to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications, you can:

  • Deploy a platform optimized for SAP workloads.
  • Speed issue resolution with our cooperative support agreement and streamlined customer communication.
  • Be confident that SAP products are optimized and certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux through collaborative engineering.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for SAP HANA® provides an open, reliable, and scalable foundation for your most demanding data solutions. This ready-to-use environment is pre-configured for performance and optimized for SAP HANA.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA, you can:

  • Simplify your SAP landscape by standardizing on 1 operating system.
  • Deploy in on-premise or off-premise cloud environments.
  • Speed issue resolution with our cooperative support agreement and streamlined customer communication.

Features & benefits

Military-grade security, 99.999% uptime, and the technologies needed to securely deploy apps in containers are just some of the features that set Red Hat Enterprise Linux apart.

What you get

Your Red Hat subscription comes with award-winning support; the industry's largest ecosystem of partners, customers, and experts; hardware certification; and a connection to open source communities where we source the best features and make them safe for our enterprise products.

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Products that work well together—and with others

Choose 1 or several of our products. Or mix them with other technologies. Open standards make our vast portfolio of products—all based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux—portable and interoperable. So you can keep your options open with a custom, adaptable IT environment.

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Services & programs

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Partner program

Need more? Our partners certify all kinds of products on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Developers program

Start creating apps now with $0 Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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