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.
Six months ago we announced the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Two months ago, at Red Hat Summit 2014, we announced the availability of a release candidate for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. All the while we have been validating what’s new, different, and exciting about what Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 has to offer – including:
- Linux containers as a key application packaging and delivery technology
- Active Directory / Identity Management (IdM) integration
- additional file system choices
- a new and improved installation experience
- managing Linux servers with OpenLMI
- enhancements to both NFS and GFS2
- optimized network management, bandwidth, and security
- the use of KVM Virtualization technology
- running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as a guest OS
- and new features that enable you to bolster your network defenses
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The advent of any new technology tends to generate a lot of excitement. Over the course of my career, however, I have never experienced “a buzz” like what we are seeing around Linux containers and application packaging and isolation, containerized applications built in the Docker format. From my perspective, the ways in which containers may influence our ever evolving technological ecosystem are, quite possibly, limitless…okay, limitless may be strong, and while “game changing technology” may sound cliche, it’s not far from the truth in this case.
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It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of networking in today’s business environment. Since networking provides a central means for data exchange and collaboration, it is often a critical factor when it comes to determining an organization’s ultimate potential for success.
At Red Hat, we understand the importance of networking and the role it plays in maintaining business continuity. As such, we made networking one of the primary focus areas of development for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Having incorporated numerous enhancements and performance optimizations into the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta – I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about “what’s new” with respect to improvements in network management, bandwidth, and security.
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