Red Hat on Tuesday announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, which targets the needs of both Linux server and cloud deployment users.
With the goal of providing a consistent foundation for hybrid cloud environments, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 includes enhanced security and compliance controls, tools to reduce storage costs, and improved usability, as well as deeper integration with Microsoft Windows infrastructure, both on-premises and in Microsoft Azure.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 addresses the challenge enterprises face by reducing infrastructure complexity and associated costs, while easing the management of hybrid IT environments, the company said.
That challenge is a result of the expansion of enterprise IT footprints to encompass a spectrum of environments — from bare metal to private and public clouds. Organizations have been tasked with pairing existing infrastructure and application investments with emerging digital technologies.
“Most of the new features focus on making life easier and more productive for system administrators,” said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.
“That fits in with the efforts many or most companies are pursuing to gain cost and efficiency improvements in their IT efforts and budgets,” he told
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