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RHEL 7.7 Released: Red Hat Drives Cloud-Native Flexibility, Enhances Operational Security with Latest Version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, the final Full Support Phase release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 platform. As hybrid and multicloud computing helps to transform enterprise IT, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 delivers enhanced consistency and control across cloud infrastructure for IT operations teams while also providing a suite of modern, supported container creation tools for enterprise application developers.

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Frequently, modern applications built to run across the hybrid cloud are developed using Linux containers. Building cloud-native apps requires cloud-native development tools, like a container daemon, but these tools can introduce unnecessary risk and complexity into development environments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 now includes full support for Red Hat’s distributed container toolkit - buildah, podman and skopeo - on Red Hat Enterprise Linux workstation deployments with the Red Hat Universal Base Image, enabling developer teams to build, run and manage containerized applications across the hybrid cloud with a smaller, more manageable tool footprint.

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Also: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 released

Final Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version released

  • Final Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version released

    With almost a third of all servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL, the final release of the RHEL 7 platform is a big deal. Of course, as the IBM-Red Hat acquisition shows, Red Hat is not just about Linux anymore, it's all about supporting the cloud. This last RHEL release, RHEL 7.7 underlines this with its built-in hybrid and multicloud support.

    But, first, let's go over RHEL 7.7's Linux foundation. From here on out, RHEL 7.7 moves to Maintenance Phase I within the RHEL 10-year lifecycle. Maintenance Phase I emphasizes maintaining infrastructure stability and reliability for production systems. Future minor releases will be all about security and stability patches. If you want new features, you should look at RHEL 8.

Red Hat Launches Enterprise Linux 7.7

  • Red Hat Launches Enterprise Linux 7.7

    Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, the final Full Support Phase release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 platform. As hybrid and multicloud computing helps to transform enterprise IT, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 delivers enhanced consistency and control across cloud infrastructure for IT operations teams while also providing a suite of modern, supported container creation tools for enterprise application developers.

    Beyond new capabilities, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 also marks the transition of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to Maintenance Phase I within the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 10-year lifecycle. Maintenance Phase I emphasizes maintaining infrastructure stability for production environments and enhancing the reliability of the operating system. Future minor releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 will now focus solely on retaining and improving this stability rather than net-new features.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Drives Cloud-Native Flexibility & Boosts Security

    “As hybrid and multicloud computing helps to transform enterprise IT, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 delivers enhanced consistency and control across cloud infrastructure for IT operations teams while also providing a suite of modern, supported container creation tools for enterprise application developers,” according to a company press release.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, it's a bit better than 7.6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, it's a bit better than 7.6

    Red Hat… no, wait, stop there — not Red Hat the IBM company, actually just Red Hat — that’s how the company is still putting out news stories.

    We’ll start again, open source enterprise software company Red Hat has announced a point release for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) as it now hits its 7.7 version.

    But what could Red Hat have put into version 7.7 that it failed to markedly address in version 7.6 may we ask?

    The company points to terms like ‘enhanced consistency and control’ across cloud infrastructures (plural) for IT operations teams.

    There’s also ‘modern supported container creation tools’ for enterprise application developers — as opposed to the old fashioned ones, that shipped in 7.6, presumably.

SWAPGS Vulnerability in Modern CPUs

  • SWAPGS Vulnerability in Modern CPUs Fixed in Windows, Linux, ChromeOS

    At BlackHat today, Bitdefender disclosed a new variant of the Spectre 1 speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities that could allow a malicious program to access and read the contents of privileged memory in an operating system.

    This SWAPGS vulnerability allows local programs, like malware, to read data from memory that is should normally not have access to, such as the Windows or Linux kernel memory.

    Andrei Vlad Lutas of Bitdefender discovered this vulnerability while performing research on CPU internals and reported it to Intel in August 2018.

    In a statement from Intel, BleepingComputer was told that after the vulnerability was disclosed to them, they descided to address this on a software level and Microsoft took over coordination of the vulnerability.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Released with Live Kernel Patching

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Released with Live Kernel Patching, Improvements

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 is here nine months after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 as the last maintenance and security update in the series to add one more layer of stability and reliability to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system series, which Red Hat promises to keep alive for a few more years, but without releasing additional maintenance updates. As such, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 will be supported for two years, until August 30th, 2021.

    "As the hybrid cloud takes hold as a preferred production environment for mission-critical workloads, maintaining stability and consistency across all IT footprints is key. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, we show our continued commitment to the 10-year Red Hat Enterprise Linux lifecycle while also introducing key new features, like image builder and Red Hat Insights, to help IT organizations get the most from their existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 investments,” said Stefanie Chiras, vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat.

Red Hat Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 is Released

  • Red Hat Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 is Released, Which is the Final Update Release of the RHEL 7.x Series

    Red Hat, Inc has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, the final Full Support Phase release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x series.

    RHEL minor releases are supported for two years so, Red Hat 7.7 will be supported until August 30th, 2021.

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 adds enhanced features for hybrid cloud deployments and containerized application development while retaining a focus on production stability.

    RHEL 7.7 now included container toolkit such as buildah, podman and skopeo, which enable developer teams to build, run and manage containerized applications across the hybrid cloud.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 released with Cloud Improvements

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 released with Cloud Improvements, Kernel Livepatching

    The Linux world welcomes the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 that comes packed with a variety of new features and improvements. The new version has enhancements related to production stability, containerized application development, and hybrid cloud deployments.

    Before we delve into the details of this release, let’s see what this operating system is all about. As you could tell from its name, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS mainly focuses on enterprises, with it being the most popular enterprise Linux platform. What separates it from other operating systems is the fact that it offers all the tools necessary for scaling your apps and releasing emerging technologies.

    This release focuses on cloud-native flexibility and operational security and is the last installment to version 7 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Accordingly, users are to see some new tools and enhancements, such as Kernel Livepatching, Red Hat Insights, and Full Support for image builder.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 tailored for hybrid, multi-clouds

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 tailored for hybrid, multi-clouds

    Red Hat has issued the final release of its Enterprise Linux 7 family with a handful of features to help IT professionals better manage data across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, along with a suite of container creation tools aimed at developers.

    To help IT operations teams weave legacy applications with cloud-native services and bare-metal services, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 includes Red Hat Insights, which the company calls an "expertise-as-a-service" offering that helps detect, analyze and remediate a range of security and configuration issues before they can bring down a system.

    By tying legacy systems to cloud-native services in the new version, Red Hat backs up IBM's intention of transforming all of its legacy software to operate in cloud-native mode. IBM plans to tailor those applications to run best on Red Hat's OpenShift platform, according to Arvind Krishna, senior vice president of cloud and cognitive software at IBM, during the IBM-Red Hat financial analyst meeting last week.

CentOS 7.7 officially released, but there’s more to come

  • CentOS 7.7 officially released, but there’s more to come

    Earlier this week, on Tuesday, the CentOS Linux project announced the release and availability of CentOS Linux 7 (1908), or CentOS 7.7, for the x86_64 architecture.

    It is the first release of the popular Linux distro from the CentOS Linux project since their release of CentOS Linux 7 (1810), commonly referred to as CentOS 7.6, in December of last year.

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