Dell is pleased to support RHEL 7: An OS redefined for the future of enterprise

At Dell, we are very excited about the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7, announced today. This new release has features that will significantly benefit  our joint development such as support for Linux Containers. This alone brings this release into another plane of Linux distributions. Changes to resource planning and multinode support further bolster the release. It also supports Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) with virtualization such as the open VM tools, 3-D graphics including OpenGL, and very fast communications between VMware ESX and Linux. There are major enhancements to the virtual facility for I/O assignments, enabling us to work significantly better in our orchestration product Active System Manager, and we will totally support the in-place upgrade facility added in 7.0. One of the most significant enhancements that Red Hat has made is support for 40 Gb Ethernet with low latency sockets which enables our Dell networking products to support the open networking initiatives that we've announced over the last year.

The enhancements in this release will more than increase performance, manageability,  and orchestration. We will continue to look at this release as a basis for OpenStack and OpenShift work. In beta testing, we found RHEL 7 to be far superior to other releases that we've tested in the past, so I am pleased today to announce further support for our relationship with full support for RHEL 7. The open community networking has led us to a better place with RHEL and OpenStack, which are now so well integrated that it makes a perfect combination for Dell and Red Hat to continue their cooperation.

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