Red Hat Enterprise Linux Stability Drives Demand for More Flexibility in Long-Term Operating System Deployments
Red Hat extends life cycle of its industry-standard operating system
to ten years
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced it has extended the production life cycle of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 from seven to 10 years in response to
enterprise customer demand. Enterprise customers now have additional
deployment alternatives for their Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating
system implementations as they plan the future of their strategic IT
"Enterprise customers require flexibility when planning strategic,
long-term technology deployments," said Jim Totton, vice president and
general manager, Platform Business Unit, Red Hat. "Many of our customers
have come to realize that standardizing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
improves efficiency and helps lower costs. With a ten-year life cycle,
customers now have additional choices when planning their Red Hat
Enterprise Linux deployment and overall IT strategy. We are pleased that
customers are looking far into the future with Red Hat."
For some IT environments, upgrading to a new version of an operating
system requires detailed advance planning. Red Hat extended the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux life cycle so customers can remain on their current
version longer. For many years, enterprises have chosen Red Hat as their
strategic operating system provider because of the functionality and
product stability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This, coupled with
support and the broad ecosystem of certified hardware platforms and ISV
applications from Red Hat partners, makes it highly suitable for
long-term deployments. With the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux life cycle,
customers will benefit from continued feature enhancements while Red
Hat's ABI and API compatibility leverages their application investments.
For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux life cycle, visit www.redhat.com/rhel/lifecycle.
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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. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
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