Based on the original Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) was initiated in 2003, along with the community-based Fedora Project. RHEL is primarily targeted towards the commercial market, particular the corporate server, desktop, and mainframe channels. Latest version: RHEL 6.
Armed to support today's flexible, varied enterprise architectures, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 provides a rock-solid foundation for every deployment—including virtualization and cloud computing. By incorporating software technologies developed by Red Hat, its partners, and the open source community, the latest release boasts an extensive list of features—some new, some improved—including:
- Scalability and performance on the latest hardware and hypervisors.
- Efficiency and resource management designed to minimize and manage your datacenter power requirements.
- Consistency across physical, virtual, and cloud to make your applications flexible.