Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 9


Red Hat has announced it has introduced Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 incorporates key enhancements specifically designed to address evolving IT needs at the edge. These capabilities include:

  • Comprehensive edge management, delivered as a service, to oversee and scale remote deployments with greater control and security functionality, encompassing zero-touch provisioning, system health visibility and more responsive vulnerability mitigations all from a single interface.
  • Automatic container roll-back with Podman, Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s integrated container management technology, which can automatically detect if a newly-updated container fails to start and then roll the container back to the previous working version.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 also incorporates features which help address hardware-level security vulnerabilities like Spectre and Meltdown as well as capabilities to help user-space processes create memory areas that are inaccessible to potentially malicious code. The platform provides readiness for customer security requirements as well, supporting PCI-DSS, and HIPAA.

it introduces integrity measurement architecture (IMA) digital hashes and signatures. With integrity measurement architecture, users can verify the integrity of the operating system with digital signatures and hashes. This helps to detect rogue infrastructure modifications, making it easier to limit the potential for systems to be compromised.

Matthew Hicks, executive vice president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat says “From vast public clouds and tiny edge devices to simple containerised applications and complex artificial intelligence workloads, modern IT starts with Linux. As the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 extends wherever needed across the open hybrid cloud and beyond, pairing the trusted backbone of enterprise Linux with the innovative catalysts of open-source communities. Linux is positioned at the epicentre of rapid technological evolution and that Linux is Red Hat Enterprise Linux.”