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Hybrid cloud is about the ability and capability to move, adapt, adjust, and scale based on your organization’s needs.

A standardized approach to IT environments and infrastructure gives you the consistency you need to reduce the complexity that can come with hybrid cloud deployments. 

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® supports the ability to deploy and run applications anywhere— from physical, virtual, private and public clouds, to edge deployments —by delivering that consistent operating foundation needed for modern IT and enterprise hybrid cloud deployments.

As the most deployed commercial Linux distribution in the public cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is certified for use with all major cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud, as well as on hundreds of other public cloud and service providers, and thousands of other types of software and hardware.

The right operating system (OS) can help you improve security, speed development, and prepare for the future. By starting with an OS that runs anywhere, you can support your current and future requirements. 

Building on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a strategic decision that delivers a flexible and stable environment that meets you wherever you may be on your cloud journey.

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the cloud provides the same performance, scalability, management, and reliability that you expect on any other deployment footprint.


For developers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers quick and easy access to reliable OS images in the cloud as well as the toolchains, libraries, container tools, and runtimes needed to streamline the path from development to production in public, private, multi, and hybrid clouds.

Updates are delivered via application streams, which enable developers and IT architects to experiment with and qualify newly supported versions of the latest developer tools, runtime languages, and databases, while still having access to earlier versions to maintain production applications. 

When you develop on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it means your applications are developed on the same platform where they’ll be tested and deployed.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux helps development and operations teams work together to adopt the latest container technologies to support cloud migration and application development. 

Delivering integrated container development tooling and more secure base images, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the consistent yet flexible host you need to power container adoption anywhere you choose to deploy.

Certified language runtime containers meet developers where they are, supporting more use cases to meet evolving development needs.

Standardizing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux across your IT infrastructure improves security, eases operational burdens, and reduces costs.

Through built-in capabilities and integrated tools, Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides simpler management and visibility across your environment.

It gives you:

  • Streamlined operating system management with automated, repeatable workflows
  • Intuitive, robust, web-based administration that you can extend to meet your needs
  • Consistent operating system administration across infrastructure types

Image builder is a set of command line interface (CLI) plugins that help you configure and create custom system images and deploy them in the cloud. 

The image builder push-to-cloud capabilities enable you to "push" custom images directly to your cloud provider inventory.

This solves provisioning and migration challenges common to disconnected environments and makes it easier for operations teams to meet the scale of their fleets using cloud-native infrastructure.

Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions, formerly known as subscription watch, provides a single view of where subscriptions are deployed across hybrid cloud environments, providing administrators and procurement reporting of usage against capacity.

Subscriptions also provides visibility into hypervisor topology to identify what guests are running and where.

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Edge computing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

There are a lot of challenges that come with deploying mini server rooms on lightweight hardware all over the world. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is consistent and flexible enough to run enterprise workloads in your datacenter to modeling and analytics at the edge.


What's a Linux container?

A Linux container is a set of 1 or more processes that are isolated from the rest of the system. All the files necessary to run them are provided from a distinct image, meaning Linux containers are portable and consistent as they move from development to production.


Understanding Linux

As IT systems and workloads get more complex, the underlying architecture and operating system must be reliable, scalable, and performance driven. Linux is the stable foundation for all IT workloads and deployments.

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