Why Your Operating System Matters

Why your operating system matters

Your choice of Linux platform and vendor matters.

Linux® provides an ideal platform for modern, cloud-based IT. Your choice of Linux platform and vendor can impact the cost, efficiency, security, and flexibility of your IT environment. You need a vendor that supports your existing applications while providing a straightforward path to the future.


of cloud-enabled enterprises use Linux as their primary cloud platform.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports your IT journey.

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux provides a consistent, intelligent operating foundation for modern IT and enterprise hybrid cloud deployments. A Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription delivers more than just software and support.


to the resources, tools,and technologies you need to be successful


or you with technology vendors, industry groups, and upstream communities.


to the resources, tools,and technologies you need to be successful

Save money and time

Compared to organizations that use unpaid alternatives, Red Hat Enterprise Linux users experience:


lower overall infrastructure costs.³


more efficientIT infrastructure teams.


aster app development cycles.³


more productive development teams.³

Streamline cloud deploymen

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux works both on-site and in 

600 Certified Cloud Service Providers

Alibaba   Cloud AWS    IBM Cloud   Google Cloud  Microsoft   Azure

No. 1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the top commercial Linux distribution in public clouds.2

Maintain security more effectively

Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides multilevel protection from threats, flexible security tools, and effective ways to maintain compliance.

Automated scanning and remediation capabilities

Accessible security intelligence and expertise

Certification to stringent security standards

Regular updatesand patch releases

Change at your own pace

 Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription offers flexible, stable, and security-focused life-cycle options to support your business requirements.

Up to

10 years

of updates and active support for major releases

Up to

2 years

of updates and active support for major releases

Choose from multiple supported options.

Upgrade releaseson your own schedule.

Adopt new featuresas you need them

Maintain app compatibility between releases.

Support your business requirements

Red Hat works with partners to deliver multivendor technologies and solutions that meet your requirements for innovation, availability, performance, and security.

Red Hat certified partner ecosystem

5,000       third-party apps, including enterprise apps like Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle databases.⁵

4,500       third-party server models, including ARM, x86, and IBM Power architectures.

Innovative development platform

Advanced container toolkit

Faster package update cycles

Support for multiple languages and runtimes

With Red Hat, we can grow our IT systems as our company grows.”Adrian DexheimerHead of IT, Mann & Schröder Cosmetics

Adrian Dexheimer

Head of IT, Mann & Schröder Cosmetics