Red Hat: Enterprise Linux Atomic Host A Platform Optimized For Linux Containers

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Linux containers provide fundamental isolation capabilities and allow an application to be packaged along with its dependencies. By coupling Linux containers with image-based container technology, such as the docker format, and orchestration technology, like Kubernetes, IT organizations can quickly realize the benefits of DevOps practices, including faster delivery of features and continual improvement.

Container technology is not new; it has existed in UNIX derivatives since the early 1980s. Red Hat has been working on Linux container technologies for more than 10 years.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is a secure, lightweight, and minimal-footprint operating system optimized to run Linux containers. A member of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux family, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host couples the exible, modular capabilities of Linux containers with the reliability and security of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a reduced image size, to decrease the attack surface and minimize dependency con icts.

With this offering, Red Hat combines:
• An enterprise-class container-specific host
• New container capabilities in the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform
• A certification program for containerized applications
• An extensive ecosystem of support and services

Red Hat’s vision for containerized application delivery on an open hybrid cloud infrastructure is comprehensive, including portability across bare metal systems, virtual machines, and private and public clouds.

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