Red Hat Enterprise Linux Updated To Version 6.8 With a Long List of New and Exciting features

Red Hat institute is the leading open source software provider in the world. Working closely and extensively with the open source community, Red Hat provides open-source enterprise products to small businesses and large cooperations through the Red Hat Linux Enterprise platform.

Designed and built specifically for large scale IT structures that handle huge input,storage and output of large amounts of data, the enterprise version of the Red Hat Linux operating is both reliable and stable suitable for all business tasks.

The company recently announce a new version of its Red Hat  Enterprise Linux operating system which promises to bring enhanced security improvements, improved storage functionalities as well as a better system achieving.


In his release statement  Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Unit for Red Hat stated “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 continues to demonstrate Red Hat’s commitment to our customers’ many mission-critical deployments by delivering a proven foundation for the applications and systems that power the modern enterprise. With enhancements to security features and management, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 remains a solid, proven base for modern enterprise IT operations”

New features added to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 includes Libreswan which replaces openswan. This change greatly improves security for the Virtual Private Networks (VPN) as it implements some of the widely used standardised VPN protocols. New additions to the identity Management Client Code (SSSD) to increase performance on the client-side as well as simpler management.


Furthermore, Red Hat added Cached authentication lookup which reduces the unnecessary exchange of client credentials between Active Directory servers.The inclusion of Relax-and-Recover, a system archiving tool, provides a more streamlined system administration experience, enabling systems administrators to create local backups in an ISO format that can be centrally archived and replicated remotely for simplified disaster recovery operations. An enhanced yum tool simplifies the addition of packages, adding intelligence to the process of locating required packages to add/enable new platform features.

For more information, visit the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Official website


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