Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host Beta Now Available

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host is a secure, lightweight and minimized footprint operating system that is optimized to run Linux Containers. A member of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux family, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host couples the flexible, lightweight and modular capabilities of Linux Containers with the reliability and security of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a reduced image size.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is now ready to download and test; please share your feedback with Red Hat as you work through the testing process.

Features (According to the Website):
  1. Optimised for Containers
    Deploy a secure, integrated host platform that is designed to run container images with optimizations for scalability, density, and performance.
  2. Building and Running of Containers
    Build and run image-based containers using the docker service, accessible through the Extras channel as part of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server subscription.
  3. Orchestration
    Build composite applications by orchestrating multiple containers as microservices on a single host instance using the Kubernetes orchestration framework.
  4. Ability to Run Red Hat Enterprise Linux Platform Images
    Deploy applications that have been developed, tested and certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 in a container on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host Beta.
  5. Atomic Updating and Rollback
    A new, simplified update mechanism for host OS lets you download and deploy updated versions in a single step. With built-in retention of a previous version of the host OS, you can easily rollback to an earlier state.
  6. Security
    Secure and isolate applications with SELinux in containers, reducing potential attack surfaces and ensuring that if a container process goes down or is compromised, other applications and the host remain safe and functional.
  7. Flexibility to Deploy Across the Open Hybrid Cloud
    Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta to physical, virtual and public and private cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine.

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