Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Officially Released

Red Hat's next-gen enterprise operating system is here!

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, proudly announced a few hours ago, December 6th, the immediate availability of the final and stable version of the powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 operating system.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 is a maintenance release, bringing new features and lots of enhancements in various areas, keeping the enterprise platform stable.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 delivers significant improvements in virtualization, resource management and high availability, and offers new features in storage and file system performance and identity management."

"The key benefits for organizations employing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 are higher levels of efficiency realized through resource management and performance optimization, along with enhanced business agility through additional security and flexibility for virtualized and clustered deployments." - was stated by Red Hat in the press release.

Highlights of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2:

· Virtualization enhancements;

· Simplified management tools for storage resources;

· Simplified management tools for clusters;

· Simplified management tools for filesystems;

· Simplified management tools for virtualized resources;

· Resource management capabilities for SLAs and user identity;

· Better virtualized guests, storage, clusters, and networked filesystems performance;

· Improved scalability across virtualized resources and filesystems;

· Achieves critical security certifications needed by government agencies and large enterprises;

· Networking optimizations to reduce reduce context switching and data copies;

· Virtualized guests diagnostic capabilities;

· Accelerated I/O, like network traffic steering;

· Lots of bugfixes and small improvements.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system is somehow targeted more to the commercial market, including mainframes, which enjoy a 7-year support on Red Hat's behalf after its release.

Later this month, Red Hat will release a Beta version of the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 operating system.

Red Hat also started to work on the next-gen enterprise platform for large enterprises and government agencies, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Beta ISO images can be downloaded by all existing RHEL subscribers via the Red Hat Networks service.

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