Red Hat Enterprise Linux


Red Hat Enterprise Linux


The foundation for your enterprise hybrid cloud

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.* It’s an open source operating system (OS). It’s the foundation from which you can scale existing apps—and roll out emerging technologies—across bare-metal, virtual, container, and all types of cloud environments.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 now available


The latest release adds new developer tools, additional security certifications, and expands automation capabilities.

Features and benefits

Combat intrusions and control compliance


Administrators can set up algorithmic criteria using system-wide security policies so apps automatically use the appropriate cryptographic package. And each subscription comes with Red Hat Insights, a predictive IT analytics service that identifies potential issues before they become problems.

Conquer complexity with integrated management


Built-in management components include a user-friendly web console and application streams, which lets you offer multiple app versions to multiple users. Pair Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat Smart Management to control your standard operating environments—on-site and across clouds.

Deploy containers on their native OS


Develop apps faster by running Red Hat OpenShift® on containers’ native Linux OS. Build, manage, and share containers using open source tools that let you tailor systems alongside other Open Container Initiative standards-compatible tools.

Product compatibility

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is interoperable with many products—from Red Hat and other vendors—to solve business problems.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports multiple architectures


We support Red Hat Enterprise Linux on multiple architectures—from IBM Power servers and IBM Z mainframes to Arm microchips that power cloud workloads—so you can choose the right hardware for the right workload. All while using a single OS with a standardized experience.

Red Hat and Microsoft give you container support in a major public cloud


We expanded our alliance beyond Microsoft SQL Server to help developers run container-based apps on Microsoft Azure. It means more choice and flexibility for your hybrid cloud and database deployments.

Red Hat and SAP help you get more out of your analytics and data management portfolio


Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions optimizes our infrastructure for your SAP applications.