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Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The leading open source platform for modern datacenters

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® delivers military-grade security, 99.999% uptime, support for business-critical workloads, and so much more. Ultimately, the platform helps you reallocate resources from maintaining the status quo to tackling new challenges. It's just 1 reason why more than 90% of Fortune Global 500 companies use Red Hat products and solutions.

Features & benefits

Military-grade security

Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes military-grade security technologies—from network firewall control to secure containers for application isolation—to prevent intrusions and protect your data. With our Product Security Team's support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can safely deploy apps across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

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We're offering ...[a] cross-geographic high-availability environment, and we wouldn’t go there if we weren’t absolutely confident in our operating system.

Mitch Nelson, director of managed services, Adobe Systems

99.999% uptime

With the help of advanced hardware reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features, Red Hat Enterprise Linux lets you deliver 99.999% uptime to your enterprise users.

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Trust the Linux experts with your Linux containers

Linux containers let you package applications with their necessary components to simplify app deployment and speed delivery. But securely delivering and maintaining multicontainer-based apps at scale across your enterprise is complex. That's where we come in. Containers rely entirely on Linux, and no one knows more about Linux than Red Hat.

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Our long-term success comes from selling and hosting our flagship product...and it is imperative that we deliver ultra-high-performance levels. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, we’re assured that we can.

Kent Scheuler, senior vice president, Cernerworks

Record-setting performance

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is ready to run your toughest workloads immediately after installation. As one of the highest-performing platforms available, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is frequently chosen to run industry benchmarks that showcase leadership in diverse areas like computational scalability, application performance, and database throughput.

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Platform interoperability made easier

Compatibility doesn't have to be complicated. Red Hat Enterprise Linux works well with a variety of operating systems, including UNIX and Microsoft Windows Server. As systems, technologies, and business needs evolve, we keep pace to stay compatible. For example, Red Hat Enterprise Linux can also be deployed as a guest operating system across public clouds and supported hypervisors, further extending its flexibility.

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Customer success

Peavey amplifies business intelligence

Peavey's updated IT environment, running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA, greatly sped up query response times, expanded reporting capabilities to mobile users, and increased productivity and availability—all at lower capital costs.

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What you get

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Seamless product integration

Combine products to build your ideal solution

Thanks to open standards, Red Hat products work well together and with products from many other vendors, so you can configure your IT environment the way you need it.

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