Red Hat Announces General Availability of Next Minor Release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

  Red Hat Announces General Availability of Next Minor Release of Red Hat
  Enterprise Linux 6

 New Features Include Scale-Out Data Access Through pNFS, Identity Management
                  Tools, Enhanced Interoperability, and More

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- February 21, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced general availability of the next minor release of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4. It has been
optimized for performance, stability and flexibility, and designed to help
organizations manage their workloads across physical, virtual and cloud
environments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux introduces several new components that
help enterprises meet these core business objectives.

Scale-out Data Access Through Parallel NFS (pNFS)

Red Hat has collaborated with its partners and the upstream community on the
parallel Network File System (pNFS) industry standard. This helps to solve the
problems associated with NFS sprawl, characterized by the explosive growth of
data and the increased burden of managing file system complexity. Capabilities
have also been added that result in performance gains for I/O intensive
workloads like database access. Using the first-to-market, fully supported
pNFS client -- delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 -- customers can
begin to plan and design next-generation, scalable file system solutions based
on pNFS.

“NetApp and Red Hat are seeing considerable demand for pNFS capabilities from
customers looking to modernize their data center environment to address the
extreme requirements around scale, performance and manageability,” said
Patrick Rogers, vice president, solutions and integrations, NetApp. “With Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, Red Hat has achieved a significant milestone
advancing pNFS client support, which reflects their continued leadership and
innovation in enterprise-class open source solutions.”

Focus On Security Through Enhanced Identity Management

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 continues to expand security through enhanced
identity and host-based access management. This release also provides easier
interoperability in heterogeneous environments, whether identities are Linux-
based or managed by Microsoft Active Directory.

Improved Virtual Guest Experience on VMware and Hyper-V

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 .4 now includes the Microsoft Hyper-V Linux
drivers, improving the overall performance of the operating system when
running as a guest on Microsoft Hyper-V. The latest release also offers
installation support for the VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V para-virtualized
drivers, improving the deployment experience for users working in these
environments.

Updated Management Capabilities

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 provides enhancement to control groups (cgroups),
allowing multi-threaded applications to migrate smoothly between them. In
addition, this release includes updated performance monitoring tools that
support new counters (performance monitoring units, or PMUs) from Intel.

New Tools and Improved Productivity Support

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 includes several key productivity-focused
improvements, including enhanced interoperability with Microsoft Exchange,
calendar support in Evolution, and new functions, such as alarm notifications
and the ability to schedule meetings. This update also includes support for
newer Wacom tablets, which benefits professional animators and design artists.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux has long been considered the premier open source
operating system for enterprises, and this latest iteration further cements
the platform as a compelling foundation for mission-critical solutions across
physical, virtual and cloud environments," said Jim Totton, vice president and
general manager, Red Hat's Platform Business Unit. "The features found within
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 — from support for pNFS to expanded security
features and much more — exemplify our commitment to innovation and providing
our customers with the advanced tools they need to attain their business
goals."

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