Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux 6.2

Paul Lilly

The folks at Red Hat have made available Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 6.2 this week, which promises to offer several enhancements across a number of areas, including performance and scalability. For many businesses big and small, RHEL is the go-to Linux distro, and this latest build comes a year after Red Hat introduced RHEL 6.0, which achieved the largest mulit-core Linux configuration results certified to date on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark, Red Hat claims.

"The exciting features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 with new impressive SAP benchmark results allow our enterprise customers to have increased confidence that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 can run their enterprise workloads with high performance across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments," said Jim Totton , Vice President and General Manger, Platform Business Unit at Red Hat.

Red Hat goes on to tout a handful of SAP benchmarks, but outside of raw performance metrics, there are a handful of new features to note, including additional capabilities to manage system resources with QoS-like controls, enhancements to storage and file systems including full support of iSCSI extensions for RDMA, identity management, and plenty more to digest starting here .

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