Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) is updating its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform with a new 6.1 release (RHEL).
The RHEL 6.1 release provide improvements to networking connectivity, virtualization, performance and hardware support.
RHEL 6.1 also includes a technology preview of Red Hat Enterprise Identity (IPA) services. IPA is based on the open source FreeIPA project which has been part of the Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux project since 2008. IPA provides identity and authentication services.
“We’ve also made improvements in operational flexibility with enhancements in the systems scheduler to more efficiently use the latest generation of CPU’s, as well as improvements in the developer and compiler tool sets,” Tim Burke, vice president of Linux Engineering at Red Hat, told InternetNews.com. “This is really a very broad sweeping release with a lot of enhancements across the board.”