After so many years, Red Hat has now finally upgraded its flagship OS to version 7. The all new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) has landed with the some of the major upgrades no system administrator would miss out. Even though the changes aren’t that big enough, RHEL 7 was shown to outperform the previous version, RHEL 6, in many terms.

Red Hat says that RHEL 7 “lays the foundation for the open hybrid cloud and serves enterprise workloads across converged infrastructure.” It can efficiently run on four different platforms, which are bare metal servers, virtual machines (VM), OpenStack-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) clouds.

Since the launch of RHEL 6, the Linux community has seen many new advanced technologies, and with inclusion of technologies such as support for a 500 TB filesystems and Dockers and Containers support, RHEL 7 tends to fulfill the gap between. These features would enable the users to run multiple applications on the server and just like the previous version,  RHEL 7 also has a support of ten years. In addition to it, Red Hat this time has also provided an API to debug the issues in the system.

“RHEL has had to become a lot more flexible because of things like containers and Docker,” said, Denise Dumar, senior director of Platform Engineering at Red Hat.

Where in an other event, Paul Cormier, president of Products and Technologies said, “Red Hat is delivering a true open hybrid cloud platform that gives both ISVs and applications a consistent runtime platform across bare metal systems, virtual machines, and public and private clouds. This will be essential as applications move from on-premises to the cloud.”

Also with a new version of the RHEL, the Linux giant will revise the examination pattern for the certification exams such as RHCE and RHCSA, and all other certifications, which were issued before RHEL 7, will expire.

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