Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux 6.1

Commercial Linux software vendor Red Hat has dished out the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, the first major update since the platform was launched in November 2010.

The company said that the publicly available offering brings more flexibility, reliability and scalability to the platform. Apart from delivering security patches and updates, the platform also brings with it support for new hardware systems that are expected to be launched in the future.

Red Hat highlights massive performance updates as the key USP of the software. The platform also comes with additional configuration options for advanced storage configurations, along with enhancements in FCoE, Datacentre Bridging and iSCSI offload.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 also brings with it improvements in the scheduler, file systems, virtualisation and resource management. The company also revealed that the offering will also provide a technology preview of the Red Hat Enterprise Identity (IPA) services based on the open source FreeIPA project.

The platform will also come with integrated developer tools that will allow developers, without leaving the graphical environment, to write, debug and deploy applications.

“With Linux adoption growing across all workloads, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 provides more enterprise reliability, performance and control throughout the datacentre,” said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platform Business at Red Hat, said in a statement.

“Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 continues to lead Linux innovation as we drive adoption across workloads that include physical, virtual and cloud deployments. We’re pleased to provide these new capabilities to our global customers today.” he added.