Last Thursday’s post directed you to the Red Hat Blog where we underscored why the operating system remains vitally important. In this related companion piece we’re reminded why quality, a chain of trust, and certifications are integral to enterprise-grade products. In fact, building upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux helps to ensure that your IT infrastructure (everything from software-defined storage to application containerization to OpenStack solutions) benefits from the same trusted technology pool and serves as an optimized stack. Click here to learn more.
Applications, virtual machines, containers… what do they all have in common? They each operate on top of the solid foundation that is the operating system. In fact, in a world where the pace of technological change is unrelenting, where change is perhaps the only constant, there will always be a need for a reliable platform to build upon. Has the operating system become a modern day utility? Find out here.
In the second installment of “what’s new” for networking features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, I’d like to shift the focus and spend some time talking about improvements to network time synchronization and enhancements in the network stack designed to reduce latency. Note that the previous installment of this two part series was posted during the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta; now that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is generally available I encourage customers to visit the Red Hat Customer Portal, download this latest release, and to let me know what you think.
Highly Accurate Time Synchronization
Precise time synchronization with microsecond or nanosecond accuracy is increasingly critical to the success of many high-speed, low-latency applications. Whether tracking time on trading transactions or market feeds, improving the time stamp accuracy on archived data, or administration-free time synchronization of servers within a rack (or around the world) for automation or regulatory purposes, precision time synchronization is a key enabler for delivering better performance.
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