IT is now a core business differentiator. To support modern business initiatives, IT organizations must optimize their infrastructure and prepare to adopt new and changing technologies and approaches like hybrid cloud, containers, and agile application development. As one of the world’s most dominant operating systems with widespread adoption across industries and emerging technologies, Linux provides an ideal platform for modern IT. It is the de facto standard for highly available, reliable, and critical workloads in datacenters and cloud computing environments and supports a variety of use cases, target systems, and devices. Every major public cloud provider including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Alibaba Cloud offers multiple distributions of Linux in their marketplaces. In fact, more than 75% of cloud-enabled enterprises report using Linux as their primary cloud platform
- Open-source innovation
- Consistency across infrastructure
- Container portability
- Massive scalability
- Continuous security
Choosing the right Linux distribution is critical. Different Linux distributions offer different benefits. Some have lower subscription and ongoing operational costs. Others may integrate better with your existing infrastructure, as well as third-party hardware, software, and tools. Finally, each provides distinct support levels and time frames.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux gives you a foundation for modern IT
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 8 provides an intelligent, stable, and security-focused foundation for modern, agile business operations. Consistency across infrastructure allows you to deploy applications, workloads, and services using the same tools, regardless of location. As a result, you can deploy and operate the enterprise hybrid cloud environment your business needs faster and with less effort. This whitepaper provides delves deep into the benefits of the latest version on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.