Linux News Today: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Boosts Network Performance and Linux Containers Support
Red Hat Inc., the leader in open source solutions, had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2 operating system for desktops, servers, and cloud.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is now the most advanced stable release of the GNU/Linux operating system, bringing substantial new features and functionality with a focus on security, system administration, and networking. Highlights include better support for Linux Containers, further backing the development and deployment of container-based applications, support for the new Red Hat Insights operational analytics service, as well as a significant boost in the network performance.
“With the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 in June 2014, Red Hat redefined the enterprise open source operating system. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 continues this effort, delivering new capabilities for containerized application deployments and significant networking enhancements while retaining our focus on delivering a stable, reliable and more secure platform for the most critical of business applications,” said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for ARM 7.2 Preview out now
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 also adds new tools for system administration and updates existing ones, delivering a more streamlined experience. Among these, we can mention the addition of the Relax-and-Recover system archiving utility, which has been engineered to let system administrators create local backups in the ISO image format, as well as to centrally archive and remotely replicate them for simplified disaster recovery tasks.
Along with the announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, Red Hat also had the great pleasure of informing us about the general availability of the Developer Preview build of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for ARM 7.2 operating system, which adds extra features for the ARM architecture and enables new partner hardware. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is now available for all existing customers as a free upgrade, and as a 30-day evaluation edition for new users from Red Hat’s product pages.