Red Hat freebases on Linux containers

Red Hat is a busy company with tired arms.

One minute Red Hat is building out its platform and helping Microsoft to ’embrace’ its wider offerings, the next it is ’embracing’ open standards and ready to ’embrace’ meritocracy over rank in terms of its open community ethos… then next, Red Hat ’embraces’ containers like never before.

So it comes to pass then that the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is said to be focused on the development and deployment of Linux container-based applications.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

According to the firm’s official statement, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 features many improvements to the underlying container support infrastructure.

“Updates are included for the Docker engine, Kubernetes, Cockpit and the Atomic command. In addition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2, the latest version of Red Hat’s container workload-optimised host platform, is available with most Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 subscriptions.”

Also available is the beta of the Red Hat Container Development Kit 2, a collection of images, tools, and documentation to help application developers simplify the creation of container-based applications that are certified for deployment on Red Hat container hosts, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2 and OpenShift Enterprise 3.

Ops insight on Insight

RHEL 7.2 also includes compatibility with the new Red Hat Insights, an add-on operational analytics offering designed to provide proactive identification of known risks and technical issues.