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Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Redefining the Enterprise OS
Red Hat, Inc. a leading provider of open source solutions, has unveiled its vision for redefining the enterprise operating system with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and opened new doors for the company's extensive partner base with a powerful, flexible and scalable platform that can deliver innovative cross-industry solutions. Forming the solid foundation of the open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 enables Red Hat partners to more easily extend their technologies across physical, virtual and cloud environments without requiring any fundamental changes.
Enterprise customers require certified third-party software, hardware and services to future-proof the next generation of their IT infrastructure. For more than a decade, Red Hat has enabled thousands of ecosystem partners to develop, test and certify their technology in conjunction with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With such depth and breadth, Red Hat Enterprise Linux-powered solutions are offered across a range of delivery and deployment models by Red Hat technology and business partners, from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that craft systems with Red Hat Enterprise Linux pre-installed to cloud service providers (CSPs) who deliver Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a virtual guest instance to software development firms that seek to leverage container-based architectures using Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Continuing this long tradition of deep partner engagement, Red Hat launched the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Partner Early Access Program in December 2013, attracting more than 1,000 independent software vendors (ISVs) seeking to ensure compatibility and readiness with the next generation of Red Hat's flagship operating platform. By working closely with Red Hat, these partners are committed to delivering a launch-ready, robust portfolio of business solutions, all certified on the operating system for the open hybrid cloud: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Starting today, certification for additional third-party solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is available. By building their next-generation solutions on top of an open, scalable platform fueled by innovation, Red Hat technology partners, along with Red Hat, are doing more than redefining the enterprise operating system; they are aiming to redefine enterprise IT.
"The launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is another important milestone in the long-standing partnership between IBM and Red Hat, with IBM's systems being some of the first systems certified on the next-generation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. By integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7's unique blend of stability, flexibility and scalability with IBM's System x, Power Systems and System z offerings, IBM and Red Hat can offer our joint clients the key foundational elements to build, maintain and scale the enterprise data center of the future.", says Pat Toole, general manager, IBM System z, IBM.