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9 Biggest Things To Know About Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

RHEL 8 is another reason for channel partners to talk about Linux with customers, said Gunnar Hellekson, senior director of product management at Red Hat.

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What To Know About RHEL 8

Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8), the first major update of its flagship Linux open-source software operating system and IT infrastructure platform in five years.

The latest platform, heralded at the Red Hat Summit taking place in Boston through Thursday, comes with new features to more easily and explicitly enable hybrid-cloud deployment and ensure a customer’s continued operational consistency, even as they embrace new infrastructures, according to the Raleigh, N.C., open-source software company, which is slated to get IBM as its parent company under a $34 billion deal expected to close later this year.

RHEL 8 is another reason for channel partners to talk about Linux with customers, said Gunnar Hellekson, senior director of product management at Red Hat.

“The IT market is going through this transformation right now being driven by two big forces: One is cloud computing and infrastructure, and the other is containers and what that means for application development and deployment,” Hellekson said. “The nice thing about those two dynamics is that they're both rooted in Linux. Red Hat, of course, is the Linux leader with the majority of commercial Linux offerings out there.”

Red Hat had revealed the public beta of the RHEL 8 platform as a foundation for hybrid cloud deployments -- from enterprise data centers, bare-metal servers and Linux containers to public cloud and private clouds -- in November.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is expected to impact more than $10 trillion in global business revenues in 2019, according to a Red Hat-sponsored IDC report.

Continue reading for a look at the new RHEL 8 features.

 
 
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