Enterprise IT software company Red Hat has released a new version of its popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux built for the hybrid cloud era.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.2 is designed to extend beyond the reliability of previous versions of the platform and help organizations get more value from existing RHEL subscriptions with new intelligent management capabilities, enhanced container tools and a more streamlined experience.
In a statement, Stefanie Chiras, vice president and general manager of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, said IT organizations need to do more with existing technologies in their software stack, drive operational stability and maintain service availability with remote or limited IT teams “without mortgaging their technological future.”
“Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 provides this and more, with proactive, intelligent monitoring capabilities and enterprise-ready container tools, enabling IT teams to support the crucial needs of today while maintaining ready to take on a cloud-native future, whenever their operations can support it,” Chiras said.
In an official press release, Red Hat said the new version can help organizations manage the COVID-19 pandemic by giving organizations more IT tools for to detect and fix issues across hybrid and multicloud footprints before they impact productivity.
That’s made possible with new updates to the Red Hat Insights, which is equipped with new updates in the new RHEL version.
Those new updates to Red Hat Insights, the company’s proactive operations and security risk management solution, include improved visibility into IT security, new policies and patch services and drift service to help IT teams compare systems to baselines.
RHEL 8.2 also includes improved resource management, better capabilities for optimizing performance-sensitive workloads, and a new service to help organizations view and manage Red Had subscriptions across hybrid cloud infrastructure.
The new version also includes an updated application stream of container tools supported for two years, containerized versions of Skopeo and Buildah in Tech Preview, a new tool for creating customized container-centric SELinux security policies and enhancements to Red Had Universal Base Image.
Version 8.2 also streamlines the user experience by adding integrated RHEL subscription registration as part of the installation, the ability to enable Red Had Insights during installation and continued refinement and control of the RHEL live cycle.
Red Hat says Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 will be available soon via the Red Hat Customer Portal.