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Open Source Watch: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

F.Y. Teng | April 29, 2011
April saw the firm’s latest enterprise platform enhanced with a beta of its first update.

SINGAPORE, APRIL 29, 2011—Ahead of its event for users and partners scheduled for May 3-6, Red Hat has released the beta of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating platform’s first update.

A press release issued by the specialised open source solutions firm on April 4 itemised “notable improvements” that the beta update brings to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. They include: “virtualisation performance optimisations…to minimise virtualisation overhead in comparison [with] bare metal operation”; “new hardware enablement, supporting the current generation of multicore processors and peripherals as well as improving reliability”; “improved system services, resource control and performance”; augmented diagnostic capabilities of development and monitoring tools; and, greater high availability assurance capabilities.

“We are constantly striving to improve on our offerings in order to better meet the needs of our customers,” said Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, Vice-President, Red Hat Asia Pacific, who was on hand to comment on the beta update recently. “The new leading-edge features contained in this update will further benefit Red Hat’s customers by helping them to improve the operational efficiency of their IT systems, leverage the cloud architecture and further reduce operating overheads, while new hardware enablement will allow our customers’ systems to support current and future generation of multicore processors and peripherals, leading to improved performance and reliability, without any lock-ins and costly upgrades."

We should expect more news from the company once the Red Hat Summit commences in Boston, MA, USA, on May 3.


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