Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a High-Performance OS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an operating system that can be optimized to run on servers or high-performance workstations.
- By Mensah Alkebu-Lan
- 13 March 2023
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Red Hat first saw success supporting a custom distribution of Linux, then named Red Hat Linux. Today, Red Hat curates, secures, and supports a Linux distribution known as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), a change that occurred in 2003 due to merging with the Fedora Linux project.
As the product name suggests, RHEL is an enterprise Linux platform. It is an operating system that can be optimized to run on servers or high-performance workstations. Red Hat offers migration tools for organizations or teams that want to migrate from another Linux distribution. RHEL enables your organization to run and deploy applications anywhere—by delivering a consistent operating foundation across bare metal, virtual machine, container, and hybrid cloud deployments.
Red Hat is one of the leading contributors to the Linux kernel and associated technologies in the greater open-source community, so it is a name your organization or team can trust. One example of that is Microsoft, a company that is fully committed to its Windows operating system, offers a SQL Server for Linux. Also, the fact that other Linux distributions such as Oracle Linux were derived from RHEL speaks to its strength.
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