[rhelv6-announce] Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Redefining the Enterprise OS

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Santiago) announcement mailing-list rhelv6-announce at redhat.com
Tue Jun 10 14:12:17 UTC 2014

Today marks an exciting milestone for Red Hat as we share news of the 
general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the latest major 
release of the flagship platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 not only 
lays the foundation for the open hybrid cloud and serves enterprise 
workloads across converged infrastructures; it pushes the operating 
system beyond today’s position as a commodity platform. Built to meet 
modern datacenter demands along with next-generation IT requirements, 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 powers the spectrum of enterprise IT, from 
application containers to cloud services.

With today’s announcement, we invite Red Hat customers, partners, and 
members of the public to join the Red Hat hosted virtual event, 
Redefining the Enterprise OS, at 11 a.m. EDT today at 
http://bit.ly/RHELjune10 to learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 offers customers agility and flexibility to 
meet new requirements head-on without increasing complexity, from 
rapidly delivering new applications via secure, lightweight containers 
to scaling infrastructure to meet big data requirements with new and 
enhanced file systems. Key Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 features to 
address future IT needs include:

  * Enhanced application development, delivery, portability and 
isolation through Linux Containers, including Docker, across physical, 
virtual, and cloud deployments as well as development, test and 
production environments.
  * Significant file system improvements, including XFS as the default 
file system, scaling to 500 TB.
  * Cross-realm trust to easily enable secure access for Microsoft 
Active Directory users across Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Enterprise 
Linux domains, providing the flexibility for Red Hat Enterprise Linux to 
co-exist within heterogeneous datacenters.
  * Powerful and secure application runtimes and development, delivery 
and troubleshooting tools, integrated into the platform and container-ready.

While serving as a catalyst for enterprise innovation, Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux 7 also delivers the military-grade security, 
mission-critical reliability, as well as the performance, and 
ease-of-use capabilities to efficiently “keep the lights on,” including:

  * Innovative infrastructure components like systemd, a new standard 
for modernizing the management of processes, services, security and 
other resources.
  * Built-in performance profiles, tuning and instrumentation for 
optimized performance and easy scalability.
  * Unified management tooling and an industry-standard management 
framework with OpenLMI for streamlined administration and system 
  * Enhanced application isolation and security applied via 
containerization to protect against both unintentional interference and 
malicious attacks.

Since its introduction more than a decade ago, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
has become the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, and it has set 
industry standards for performance and security while continuously 
innovating and evolving. Today, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a leading 
force in the enterprise datacenter and in the cloud. More than 90 
percent of 2013 Fortune 500 companies, along with organizations in 
nearly every industry and around the globe, rely on Red Hat Enterprise 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 answers the heterogeneous realities of modern 
enterprise IT with a cohesive, unified foundation that enables customers 
to balance modern demands while reaping the benefits of computing 
innovation, like Linux Containers and big data, across physical systems, 
virtual machines and the cloud – the open hybrid cloud.

Attend the Virtual Event and Webcast:
To join the virtual event or view the replay after the event, visit 

Read the press release:

Download Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (requires login):

Access the documentation (requires login):
  * Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 documentation: 

  * Release notes: 

Get the latest news on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
We’ll be communicating announcements on betas, availability and more on 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 via the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Blog moving 
forward. Subscribe today at http://rhelblog.redhat.com


The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team

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