Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 now available

The latest release adds new developer tools, additional security certifications, and expands automation capabilities.See what’s new

Features and benefits

Combat intrusions and control compliance

Administrators can set up algorithmic criteria using system-wide security policies so apps automatically use the appropriate cryptographic package. And each subscription comes with Red Hat Insights, a predictive IT analytics service that identifies potential issues before they become problems.Why choose Red Hat for continuous IT security?

Conquer complexity with integrated management

Built-in management components include a user-friendly web console and application streams, which lets you offer multiple app versions to multiple users. Pair Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat Smart Management to control your standard operating environments—on-site and across clouds.Learn the basics of IT management

Deploy containers on their native OS

Develop apps faster by running Red Hat OpenShift® on containers’ native Linux OS. Build, manage, and share containers using open source tools that let you tailor systems alongside other Open Container Initiative standards-compatible tools.Why choose Red Hat for containers?

Multiplatform support

As the most deployed commercial Linux distribution in the public cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is certified on hundreds of public cloud and service providers as well as thousands of other types of software and hardware.Read about Linux and public clouds

Record-setting performance

Run the toughest workloads with 99.999% uptime. As a 17-time world record holder, Red Hat Enterprise Linux powers some of the world’s fastest supercomputers.Review the research

Open source innovation

Get supported access to open source innovation. As a top contributor to the Linux kernel and hundreds of subsystems, we represent your requirements upstream and return with stable innovations.Learn about this advantage