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Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The foundation for your enterprise hybrid cloud

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.* It’s an open source operating system (OS). It’s the foundation from which you can scale existing apps—and roll out emerging technologies—across bare-metal, virtual, container, and all types of cloud environments.

*Worldwide Operating Systems and Subsystems Market Shares, 2018; released November 2019

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 now available

The latest release adds new developer tools, additional security certifications, and expands automation capabilities.

Combat intrusions and control compliance

Administrators can set up algorithmic criteria using system-wide security policies so apps automatically use the appropriate cryptographic package. And each subscription comes with Red Hat Insights, a predictive IT analytics service that identifies potential issues before they become problems.

Red Hat Insights
Web console

Conquer complexity with integrated management

Built-in management components include a user-friendly web console and application streams, which lets you offer multiple app versions to multiple users. Pair Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat Smart Management to control your standard operating environments—on-site and across clouds.

Deploy containers on their native OS

Develop apps faster by running Red Hat OpenShift® on containers’ native Linux OS. Build, manage, and share containers using open source tools that let you tailor systems alongside other Open Container Initiative standards-compatible tools.

Why containers

Multiplatform support

As the most deployed commercial Linux distribution in the public cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is certified on hundreds of public cloud and service providers as well as thousands of other types of software and hardware.

Record-setting performance

Run the toughest workloads with 99.999% uptime. As a 17-time world record holder, Red Hat Enterprise Linux powers some of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

Open source innovation

Get supported access to open source innovation. As a top contributor to the Linux kernel and hundreds of subsystems, we represent your requirements upstream and return with stable innovations.

Product compatibility

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is interoperable with many products—from Red Hat and other vendors—to solve business problems.

We support Red Hat Enterprise Linux on multiple architectures—from IBM Power servers and z System mainframes to Arm microchips that power cloud workloads—so you can choose the right hardware for the right workload. All while using a single OS with a standardized experience.

We expanded our alliance beyond Microsoft SQL Server to help developers run container-based apps on Microsoft Azure. It means more choice and flexibility for your hybrid cloud and database deployments.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions optimizes our infrastructure for your SAP applications.

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It starts with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Every technology within your IT stack needs to work well together. Because those connections rely on the OS, it has to be consistent, reliable, and flexible. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is all of these and more—the common link connecting modern IT.

See who relies on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Learn

Access application streams from the command line

In this guided learning scenario, experience the benefits of providing multiple app versions.

Conquer complexity with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Follow the developer track to learn about toolsets and how to tune surrounding IT systems to maximize OS performance.

Meet the developers behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta

This webinar series features the beta’s development team and covers the latest version’s architecture, use cases, and upstream and downstream benefits.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview (RH024)

Learn the technical basics of Red Hat Enterprise Linux through these no-cost, on-demand videos.

Work in the web console

Experience the user-friendly management system in this guided learning scenario.

RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199)

Combine Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and II (RH134) into a single accelerated course.

Conquer complexity with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Follow the operations track to demystify systemd and learn how Red Hat Enterprise Linux helps admins with less Linux experience.

Economic impact of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is integral to the worldwide economy. It’s expected to contribute to $10 trillion of business revenues in 2019 alone.

Conquer complexity with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Follow the business track to learn how our OS can help your teams work faster.

The value of standardizing on Red Hat infrastructure solutions

Seven organizations will realize an estimated 373% return on investment in 5 years with Red Hat Enterprise Linux managed by Red Hat Satellite.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux advantage

Red Hat subscriptions give you access to open source communities and networks of customers and suppliers.

Training and certification