Update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform brings new levels of
performance and reliability as well as expanded hardware support
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) today announced the general availability of Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, the first update to the platform since the
delivery of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in November 2010. With Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.1, Red Hat continues to set the standard in
flexibility, performance and quality that customers around the world
rely on for their open source enterprise environments, spanning
physical, virtual and cloud deployments.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 enhancements provide customers with
improvements in system reliability, scalability and performance, coupled
with support for upcoming system hardware. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1
also delivers patches and security updates, while maintaining
application compatibility and OEM/ISV certifications.
"With Linux adoption growing across all workloads, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.1 provides more enterprise reliability, performance and control
throughout the datacenter," said Jim Totton, vice president and general
manager, Platform Business at Red Hat. "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1
continues to lead Linux innovation as we drive adoption across workloads
that include physical, virtual and cloud deployments. We're pleased to
provide these new capabilities to our global customers today."
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 is already established as a performance
leader serving both as a virtual machine guest and hypervisor host in
SPECvirt benchmarks. Red Hat and HP recently announced that the
combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM running on a HP
ProLiant BL620c G7 20-core Blade server delivered a record-setting
SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark result. Red Hat and IBM also recently
announced that the companies submitted a benchmark to SPEC in which a
combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization and IBM systems delivered 45% better consolidation
capability than competitors in performance tests conducted by Red Hat
and IBM. See www.spec.org
"Building on our decade-long partnership to optimize Red Hat Enterprise
Linux for IBM platforms, our companies have collaborated closely on the
development of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1," said Jean Staten Healy,
director, Cross-IBM Linux and Open Virtualization. "Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.1 combined with IBM hardware capabilities offers our customers
expanded flexibility, performance and scalability across their bare
metal, virtualized and cloud environments. Our collaboration continues
to drive innovation and leading results in the industry."
In addition to performance improvements, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1
also provides numerous technology updates, including:
Additional configuration options for advanced storage configurations
with improvements in FCoE, Datacenter Bridging and iSCSI offload,
which allow networked storage to deliver the quality of service
commonly associated with directly connected storage
Enhancements in virtualization, file systems, scheduler, resource
management and high availability
New technologies that enable smoother enterprise deployments and
tighter integration with heterogeneous systems
A technology preview of Red Hat Enterprise Identity (IPA) services,
based on the open source FreeIPA project
Support for automatic failover for virtual machines and applications
using the Red Hat High Availability Add-On
Integrated developer tools that provide the ability to write, debug,
profile and deploy applications without leaving the graphical
Improvements to network traffic processing to leverage multi-processor
servers that are getting increasingly common
Industry analyst firm IDC recently conducted primary research,
commissioned by Red Hat, to determine the long-term total cost of
ownership (TCO) benefits provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux when
compared to other strategies, such as running mixed environments or
non-paid Linux distributions. Results show that through more efficient
operations, higher ratios of servers and users per administrator and
reduced downtime, customers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions
can realize significant cost savings and price/performance improvements.
For the full report, visit https://engage.redhat.com/forms/linux-deployment-strategies?sc_cid=70160000000TMTsAAO.
"IDC conducted a study that evaluated organizations that are heavily
standardized on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and compared those
organizations with others that had a mixture of Linux distributions in
use, and organizations that were heavily penetrated by non-paid Linux
distributions. The outcome of the study found that there is demonstrable
business benefit associated with having professional support for an
operating system, compared to a do-it-yourself approach," said Al
Gillen, Program VP, System Software at IDC. "The real benefits came from
lower IT staff costs and reduced end user downtime."
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 is available to subscribing Red Hat
customers today worldwide.
For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux, visit www.redhat.com/rhel.
For more information about Red Hat, visit www.redhat.com.
For more news, more often, visit www.press.redhat.com.
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an
S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices
spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors
delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in
the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides
high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications,
management and Services 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. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements
provide current expectations of future events based on certain
assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to
any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially
from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of
various important factors, including: risks related to delays or
reductions in information technology spending, the effects of industry
consolidation, uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related
settlements, the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market
successfully acquired technologies and products; the ability of the
Company to effectively compete; the inability to adequately protect
Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or
breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual
property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products
and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data
and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and
control over, the Company's growth and international operations;
fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key
personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K (copies of which may be accessed through the
Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov),
including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results
of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance,
outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general
factors including (without limitation) general industry and market
conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions,
governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural
disasters such as the earthquakes and related events in Japan. The
forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the
Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views
could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these
forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company
specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking
statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views
as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release.
Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat, the Shadowman logo and JBoss are registered
trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Linux is a
registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Red Hat, Inc.
Kerri Catallozzi, 919-754-4268
Source: Red Hat, Inc.
News Provided by Acquire Media