Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 is now generally available

by | May 8, 2019

Red Hat announced yesterday at the Red Hat Summit in Boston the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, the operating system redesigned for the hybrid cloud era and built to support the workloads and operations that stretch from enterprise datacenters to multiple public clouds. Some of its new features include:

  • Red Hat Insights are included by default in RHEL 8 subscriptions, to help identify and remediate IT issues, from security vulnerabilities to stability problems.

  • Red Hat Smart Management, a layered add-on that provides capabilities to manage, patch, configure and provision RHEL deployments across the hybrid cloud.

  • Application Streams: fast-moving languages, frameworks and developer tools are updated frequently in this stream without impacting the core resources. This melds faster developer innovation with production stability in a single, enterprise-class operating system.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Roles, which automate many of the more complex tasks around managing and configuring Linux in production.

  • Support for OpenSSL 1.1.1 and TLS 1.3 cryptographic standards. To enhance security, this provides access to the strongest, latest standards in cryptographic protection that can be implemented system-wide via a single command.

  • Full support for the Red Hat container toolkit. Based on open standards, the toolkit provides technologies for creating, running and sharing containerized applications.

  • Thriving partner ecosystem including thousands of certified applications, Linux container images, hardware configurations and cloud providers.

For further information, have a look at the Red Hat corporate press release.



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