Red Hat Enterprise Linux is designed to meet the needs of distributed IT workloads inside and outside the datacentre, providing a consistent, reliable foundation for modern computing in hybrid cloud environments.

Optimised for both cloud innovation and production stability, RHEL 9 enables organisations to deploy applications and critical workloads faster with a more streamlined experience across physical, virtual, private and public cloud, and edge deployments.

It provides a flexible and stable foundation to support hybrid cloud innovation, from the datacentre to public clouds and out to the enterprise edge, further extending the reach of mission critical workloads across IT footprints.

What is RHEL?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the latest version of the Linux operating system from the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. RHEL is designed to drive enterprise transformation and more consistent innovation across the open hybrid cloud – from bare metal servers to cloud providers and the farthest edge of enterprise networks.

Why sell RHEL?

RHEL is the leading version of Linux, built on decades of relentless innovation. It’s a solid and secure platform for apps development, deployment, network management and automation.

RHEL is the first production release built from CentOS Stream, the continuously delivered Linux distribution that tracks just ahead of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This approach helps the broader Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem, from partners to customers to independent users, provide feedback, code and feature updates to the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.

RHEL 9 Factsheet

Download our RHEL 9 Factsheet here to understand the benefits of the latest version of the Linux operating system from the world’s leading provider of open source solutions

The Top Benefits of RHEL

What you need to know about Red Hat Linux Enterprise

RHEL is a huge opportunity to grow your business – according to a Red Hat-sponsored IDC study, the global Red Hat Enterprise Linux economy is forecast to exceed $13 trillion in 2022. This includes supporting the business activities of Red Hat customers, which is estimated to provide financial benefits totalling $1.7 trillion in 2022.

The best way to optimise multicloud

broad availability and deployment options across all major cloud marketplaces means customers can migrate and deploy RHEL subscriptions to the cloud of their choice.


with easy deployment across multiple clouds, there are no limits to scalability of apps.

Comprehensive edge management

delivered as a service, RHEL enables you to oversee and scale remote deployments with greater control and security. With zero-touch provisioning, system health visibility and more responsive vulnerability mitigations.

Automatic container roll-back with Podman

RHEL’s integrated container management technology automatically detects when a container fails to start and rolls it back to the previous working version

Consistent, image customisation

RHEL 9’s new image builder service enables the creation of images for customised filesystems, major cloud providers and virtualisation technologies, including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and VMware

Extended security capabilities

RHEL 9 subscriptions include access to the Red Hat Insights service for detection and remediation of config’ and vulnerability issues, and resource optimisation. There is also protection from hardware-level vulnerabilities and the new integrity measurement architecture (IMA) provides digital signature capabilities

The value of Red Hat subscriptions

Red Hat subscriptions give you what you need to put technology to work in complex environments, including tested software, support, added security, and flexibility throughout your subscription.

Technical support

Access to phone and online support, as well as the documentation, knowledgebase, and tools needed to keep your systems running—and solve problems quickly

Security resources

Red Hat solutions are tested and hardened to make sure they’re as secure as possible. They’re also backed by a dedicated Product Security team that monitors, identifies, and addresses risks that affect our products

Partner ecosystem

Red Hat has relationships with thousands of software, cloud, and hardware partners, so you can deploy knowing that the technology in your environment will work with Red Hat

Supported life cycles

Red Hat subscriptions are not tied to a specific version, giving you the freedom to choose from multiple supported versions and upgrade on your schedule

Product roadmaps

With a subscription, you can view our product roadmaps and provide feedback to help shape our product direction

Proactive analytics

Many products in the Red Hat portfolio are integrated with Red Hat Insights and analytics services, which can help you proactively identify and remediate security, compliance, and configuration risks

Easy automation with Ansible

the simple way to automate your customer’s network. The reliable, scalable, software-defined automation you can deliver with Ansible gives users more visibility and control over their network resources – and that leads to even more benefit

Improved productivity

enhances agility and the ability of teams to respond to change

Assured compliance

RHEL helps keep organisations stay compliant with continuously changing policies and regulation

Enhanced security

identify vulnerabilities and implement fixes across your entire network

Better availability

increases network availability with more effective testing and management