Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Beta Welcomes Users to the Present

A new version of the popular enterprise OS has been released

By on December 12th, 2013 15:59 GMT

Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Beta for all the customers and partners.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 is based on the latest stable Fedora release and promises to bring a much needed update to the classic Red Hat operating system.

“Based on Fedora 19 and the upstream Linux 3.10 kernel, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 will provide users with powerful new capabilities that streamline and automate installation and deployment, simplify management, and enhance ease-of-use, all while delivering the stability that enterprises have come to expect from Red Hat,” said the developers.

When the new operating system is released, Red hat expects it to be adopted by a large number of users, but also to attract new ones.

“We believe Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 represents the future of IT. As hypervisors and cloud deployments become increasingly common and face integration with physical servers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 continues Red Hat's track record of cultivating a foundation upon which to build next-generation IT infrastructure,” also said the developers.

Highlights of Red Hat 7.0 Beta:

• Applications can now be created and deployed in isolated environments using Linux Container technology, such as Docker;
• The distribution will help customers optimize system performance out-of-the-box while helping reduce performance-related IT costs;
• Red Hat is using XFS as the default file system, scaled to support file systems up to 500 TB;
• Support has been added for some of the latest networking standards;
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 simplifies configuration and administration with uniform management tools for networking, storage, file systems, performance, identities and security.

The complete release notes can be found in the official announcement. You can also review and purchase the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Beta distribution from Softpedia.

Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.
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