DAILYHOSTNEWS, December 9, 2011 – Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2. With this milestone, Red Hat includes many enhancements that deliver benefits spanning multiple areas, including performance and scalability. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating system achieved the largest multi-core Linux configuration results certified to-date on the two-tier SAP(R) Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. Proven to perform and scale, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 effectively supports large, mission-critical enterprise computing environments.
Jim Totton, Vice President and General Manager, Platform Business Unit at Red Hat, said, “The exciting features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 with new impressive SAP(R) benchmark results allow our enterprise customers to have increased confidence that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 can run their enterprise workloads with high performance across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments.”
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 delivers significant improvements in resource management and high availability, as well as new features aimed at storage and file system performance and identity management.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 provides additional capabilities to manage system resources. For service providers or internal IT organizations that deliver applications or hosted services via multi-tenant environments, maximums can be set for CPU time associated with a given application, business process or a virtual machine. This allows for more efficient management of SLAs and enables the ability to implement service priorities, similar to those associated with network Quality of Service (QoS).
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 adds enhancements to storage and file system features including full support of iSCSI extension for RDMA. Now, benefits of low latency and high throughput through a standard SAN implementation based on 10Gb Ethernet are available to even the most demanding storage environments. This allows customers to opt out of expensive Infiniband hardware or other dedicated interconnect fabrics. Other enhancements around file system include delayed meta data logging, asynchronous and parallel file system writes, as well as support for multiple active instances of Samba in a cluster which improves overall throughput and increases availability for large Samba clustered deployments.
Red Hat expects to deliver the beta for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 later this month. Also fully underway is development for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with more than 70 offices spanning the globe. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with cloud, virtualization, applications, management, storage and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide.