NFS & GFS2

In an effort to round out my post from this past Tuesday I’d like to share a little additional information on both Network File System (NFS) updates and enhancements to the GFS2 shared disk file system (…all, of course, in the context of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta).

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Is there a best Linux file system?

Is there a best anything? Perhaps. I, personally, tend to think that home-made chocolate chip cookies are the best dessert. However, when it comes to file systems… there are no absolutes.

File systems come in all shapes and sizes; and where one may be perfect for a particular application or scenario – it may not be right for other use cases. This is where Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta shines as it brings a variety of substantial enhancements to file systems in the form of scalability improvements, performance enhancements, and file system choices.

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Testers Wanted: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta

We’re pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Ten years of inspiration, perspiration, and innovation have led to this, the next phase in realizing Red Hat’s vision for the open hybrid cloud and the future of enterprise computing.

With today’s announcement, we are inviting you – Red Hat customers, partners, and members of the public – to provide feedback on what we believe is our most ambitious release to date. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is designed to provide the underpinning for future application architectures while delivering the flexibility, scalability, and performance needed to deploy across bare metal, virtual machines, and cloud infrastructure.

Based on Fedora 19 and the upstream Linux 3.10 kernel, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta showcases hundreds of new features and enhancements, including:

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Opening Act

Welcome to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux blog. What is the purpose of this blog? It’s the newest blog from Red Hat, and – perhaps obviously – is dedicated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. However, as you will shortly see, this will not be your average blog.

What sets rhelblog.redhat.com apart from other Web sites or blogs focused on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is that this blog is produced by Red Hat. As we at Red Hat have access to material that no others do, we will be bringing you exclusive and unique content, straight from the source.

While we will, of course, bring you up-to-date information on the latest release(s) of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, this blog will also aim to provide you with a proverbial “peek behind the curtain” and a look down the road.

A talented pool of Red Hat associates will deliver the inside scoop on a variety of topics; everything from how Red Hat Enterprise Linux is “created” to what’s new and important. And to keep you on your toes… we will undoubtedly throw a few surprises into the mix.

This blog will also provide you with a place to be heard. Thoughts on a new feature? Ideas for future blog topics? Comments on Red Hat Enterprise Linux? Perhaps you’d simply like to pass along a few kind words? This blog enables you to send your thoughts and opinions directly to the people who are working everyday to improve Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

We sincerely look forward to providing you with fresh insight into Red Hat Enterprise Linux and are equally excited to listen and learn from the community’s response. We encourage you to visit often and to be vocal in your comments!