Red Hat today announced the general release of the latest version of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 platform that is built for the interconnected nature of the hybrid cloud era with enhanced reliability, stability and a host of other features.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 addresses the need for organisations operating with small or limited IT teams by offering features that can proactively and intelligently detect, diagnose and address issues before they can affect production via refinements to Red Hat Insights.

For the uninitiated, Red Hat Insights now has improved visibility in terms of IT security, compliance stance and operational efficiencies which allow organisations to effectively manage security across large and complex environments along with the ability to help organisations monitor critical internal policies and determine which of Red Hat’s product advisories would best apply. 

On top of Red Hat Insights, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 integrates several additional monitoring and performance updates including enhanced resource management with Control Groups (cgroups) v2 that helps reserve memory and setting limits to prevent system failures, better abilities to optimise performance-sensitive workloads via NUMA and sub-NUMA service policies and a beefed up Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) 5.0.2 that adds new collection agents for Microsoft SQL Server 2019 to monitor SQL Server-related metrics.

Other refinements to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 include a more integrated on-boarding experience with Linux subscription registration during installation and the provision to enable Red Hat insights during installation for easier deployment for estates of any size. 

Right now, IT organizations need to do more with existing technologies in their established software stack; they need to drive operational stability and maintain service availability, frequently with remote or limited IT teams, without mortgaging their technological future. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 provides this and more, with proactive, intelligent monitoring capabilities and enterprise-ready container tools, enabling IT teams to support the crucial needs of today while maintaining ready to take on a cloud-native future, whenever their operations can support it,” said Stefanie Chiras, vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat. For more details swing by their official page here.

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