Red Hat Enterprise Linux
When you look at the Linux ecosystem, there are hundreds of operating systems out there — each with a set of target audience in mind. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is among the very few that’s geared towards the enterprise segment. Enterprise Linux is released in server versions for x86, x86-64, Itanium, PowerPC and IBM System z, and desktop versions for x86 and x86-64.
With each release supported for as long as seven years, RHEL does not force you to upgrade every few years just because a new release is out. While most other OS vendors will have you upgrade the moment a new release is out — a way to cash in again by marketing “enhanced features” that you may or may not require.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, on the other hand, follows a subscription-based model. Remember, it’s all open source, so you’re not buying the software. You’re buying support and services around the product and/or solution. Red Hat’s job is to maintain the version of RHEL (which includes, extensive testing for quality assurance, patching software bugs as well as backporting essential hardware drivers and sometimes even features) that its subscribers are running throughout the product’s life cycle, so that you don’t have to upgrade your mission-critical servers to a newer version in a hurry.
The benefits of choosing RHEL, as per redhat.com
A huge ecosystem of hardware and software partners, offering both services and certified solutions, makes Red Hat the industry leader. This powerful combination provides:
- The applications you need: Thousands of certified applications from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)
- Your choice of hardware platform: Hundreds of certified hardware systems and peripherals from leading OEM vendors, spanning multiple processor architectures
- Comprehensive service offerings: Up to 24×7 support with one-hour response, available from Red Hat and selected ISV/OEM partners
- The leading operating system: Excellent performance, security, scalability, and availability, with audited industry benchmarks
- Robust technology: Technologies rigorously tested and matured through the Red Hat sponsored open source Fedora project
- A stable future: With each major version, stable application interfaces and seven years of product support
- Fitting into your environment: A product family that enables seamless inter-operation of systems from the laptop to the data-center to the mainframe. Plus, excellent interoperability with existing UNIX and Microsoft Windows deployments
Red Hat Advanced Business Partner
Being a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner, at Keen & Able we build our solutions stack on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Since Red Hat subscriptions come in different packages, we believe in understanding your requirements first before suggesting a solution/product. Contact us for details, or drop us an enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.