Latest Version Red Hat Enterprise Linux Designed for Edge and Multicloud

Summary

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • Designed for edge and multicloud computing
  • Added further security protection for organizations
  • Kernel live patching allows users to apply kernel changes to a large number of computers without having to reset them all
  • Focused on edge computing with a set of tools

Developers

  • By 2023, 40 percent of G2000 companies will refocus cloud selection procedures to focus on business results rather than IT needs
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 is designed to meet these and other requirements, allowing operations teams and developers to roll out new projects without having to abandon old workloads or systems

Availability

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 will be generally available in the coming weeks via the Red Hat Customer Portal and major cloud provider marketplaces.
  • Available for free through Red Hat Developer programs, which give developers access to software, how-to videos, demos, getting started guides, and documentation.

Open source solutions provider Red Hat has introduced Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9. Designed for edge and multicloud computing, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 would drive consistent, manageable innovation everywhere it runs, from data center to (hybrid) cloud to edge. The upgrade for the widely used Linux-based corporate operating system also adds further security protection for organizations.

The most recent version of this enterprise Linux platform is the first production release based on CentOS Stream, a constantly supplied Linux distribution that runs alongside Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This strategy would enable the Red Hat Corporate Linux ecosystem to offer input, code, and feature upgrades to the world’s premier enterprise Linux platform, from partners to customers to independent users.

At the hardware level, the latest version of the operating system contains technologies that address vulnerabilities like Spectre and Meltdown. Memory locations that are inaccessible to possibly dangerous programs can be delimited.

To identify undesirable alterations, the integrity measurement architecture uses hashes and signatures to keep track of changes in the operating system. Kernel live patching allows users to apply kernel changes to a large number of computers without having to reset them all.

Red Hat also stated that it will focus more on edge computing. To that end, it unveiled a set of tools aimed at assisting businesses in making the switch to Linux in a number of ways.

“From vast public clouds and tiny edge devices to simple containerized applications and complex artificial intelligence workloads, modern IT starts with Linux,” said Matthew Hicks, executive vice president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat. “As the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 extends wherever needed across the open hybrid cloud and beyond, pairing the trusted backbone of enterprise Linux with the innovative catalysts of open source communities. Linux is positioned at the epicenter of rapid technological evolution and that Linux is Red Hat Enterprise Linux.”

Developers

Photo Matthew Hicks, executive vice president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat
“From vast public clouds and tiny edge devices to simple containerized applications and complex artificial intelligence workloads, modern IT starts with Linux,” said Matthew Hicks, executive vice president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat.

By 2023, 40 percent of G2000 companies will refocus cloud selection procedures to focus on business results rather than IT needs, prioritizing access to providers’ portfolios from device to edge and from data to ecosystem, according to IDC. This, according to Red Hat, shows the importance of a standardized platform that can reach across all of these footprints and give an experience that is optimized for both innovation and production stability.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 is designed to meet these and other requirements, allowing operations teams and developers to roll out new projects without having to abandon old workloads or systems.

“IT is no longer limited to the corporate datacenter or to public cloud deployments – instead, systems and operating environments must extend out to the furthest edges of the digital domain,” said Ashish Nadkarni, group vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC. “As with virtualization and cloud computing before it, this new paradigm benefits from a standardized Linux platform such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which gives IT teams a common foundation for innovation no matter where they operate.”

Availability

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 will be generally available in the coming weeks via the Red Hat Customer Portal and major cloud provider marketplaces. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 is also available for free through Red Hat Developer programs, which give developers access to software, how-to videos, demos, getting started guides, and documentation.