Red Hat gets ‘atomic’ with new container host for enterprise users
By Digital News Asia March 11, 2015
- Designed to host secure and reliable containerised apps across open hybrid cloud
- Containerised architecture enables deployment flexibility, simplified maintenance
OPEN source solutions provider Red Hat Inc has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host, an operating system it said was optimised for running the next generation of applications with Linux containers.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host provides all of the components necessary to easily package and run applications written for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 as containers, the company said in a statement.
As monolithic stacks give way to applications comprised of microservices, a container-based architecture can help enterprises to more fully realise the benefits of this more nimble, composable approach, Red Hat said.
“Twelve years ago, Red Hat delivered the first iteration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, taking a cutting-edge software technology and moulding it into the backbone that powers the enterprise, from the server to the cloud,” said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager of the Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat.
“Today, with the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host, we are doing the same for Linux containers, bridging innovative open technology with the stability and security required by the enterprise.
“More than just an addition to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux portfolio, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host showcases the future of the enterprise application, a powerful, flexible application greater than the sum of its parts, and entirely fueled by the power of open innovation,” he declared.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host enables enterprises to embrace a container-based architecture, reaping the benefits of development and deployment flexibility and simplified maintenance, without sacrificing performance, stability, security, or the value of Red Hat’s vast certified ecosystem, it claimed.
An application architecture based on Linux containers requires not only the tools to build and run containers, but also an underlying foundation that is secure, reliable, enterprise-grade, with an established lifecycle designed to meet the ongoing requirements of the enterprise over the long term.
These requirements include mitigation of security concerns, ongoing product enhancements, proactive diagnostics, and access to support.
Red Hat said it was committed to offering enterprises a complete and integrated container-based infrastructure solution, combining container-based application packaging with robust, optimised infrastructure that will enable the easy movement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux-certified applications across bare metal systems, virtual machines and private and public clouds.
The release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host delivers on Red Hat's intent to make Linux containers a stable and reliable component of enterprise IT across the open hybrid cloud, the company added.
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