Linux platforms

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

Features & benefits

Security and compliance

Features military-grade security, backed by our security response team, to prevent intrusions and protect data.

Stability and reliability

Averages 99.999% uptime thanks to advanced hardware reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features.

Linux containers

Includes the necessary technologies to securely and reliably deploy apps in containers.

Record-setting performance

Runs your toughest workloads right after installation, as one of the highest-performing platforms available.

Platform interoperability

Works well with a variety of operating systems, including UNIX and Microsoft Windows Server.

What you get

We don't just provide technology. We stand by it 24x7.

Your Red Hat subscription comes with a lot more than just the latest technology.

All together now

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.

Services & programs

More ways to improve your Red Hat experience

Training & certification

Give your team mastery of core Linux skills.


Our experts can help you safely migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux—and much more.

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.

Explore more on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux blog