Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Easy access to a more secure OS, larger ecosystem, and a broader selection of languages and developer tools on which to build and deploy apps in the hybrid cloud.

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Build, deploy, and manage with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The Red Hat Developer program provides easy access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), a secure, stable, and supported operating system (OS). We offer a vast ecosystem to help you build and deploy apps in the cloud.

  • Our Universal Base Image (UBI) provides a solid and stable userspace to streamline your container development projects.
  • Red Hat middleware and management products make it easier to deploy, use, and monitor applications.
  • Building your applications on RHEL across infrastructure footprints lets you manage applications and services using the same tools across locations.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 is here

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 brings new features and enhancements that deliver a more secure and consistent foundation for an open hybrid cloud environment. Deliver workloads, applications, and services faster and more efficiently across various environments.

To learn more, read the press release for RHEL 9.1.

The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux onboarding experience is here. Find out more.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 is here. Click here for more details.

Security and compliance

Security and compliance

Mitigate the risk of a vulnerability by making security and compliance a part of your infrastructure and application product lifecycle from the beginning. RHEL’s multi-layer breach defense include automated and repeatable security controls such as SELinux, and application listing. Live kernel patches and remediation are included to help you deploy new software quickly on an OS you can trust. Built-in RHEL utilities also use OpenSSL 3, so you can take advantage of new security ciphers for encrypting and protecting your information.


Automation and management

Spend more time on innovation and less on repetitive tasks. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you get a consistent, stable experience for automating and streamlining workload deployment. Access automated and repeatable workflows through tools such as image builder, system roles, and the RHEL web console. Automation and management capabilities make it easier to standardize deployment at scale, and simplify the day-to-day administration of your systems.



Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides best-of-class performance for your applications across the open hybrid cloud, so you can identify, analyze and tune your workload performance as you build applications. Tune your system for a variety of workload profiles with built-in TuneD profiles. Kernel backports let you access upstream Linux performance improvements while ensuring application compatibility and stability in your existing Linux kernel.


Container development tools

Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers integrated container development, runtime tools, and secure base images to provide the consistent, yet flexible, host you need to power container adoption anywhere you choose to deploy  images.


Cloud access

Cloud access

Conquer complexity no matter where or how you choose to deploy–on-premises, in the cloud, containerized, and all the way out to the edge. With the Red Hat Cloud Access program, you can  use your developer subscription on Red Hat-certified public clouds.



Red Hat Enterprise Linux's new edge management helps organizations securely manage and scale deployments at the edge. The benefits of zero-touch provisioning, system health visibility, and quick security remediations are available from a single interface. These capabilities give you control and peace of mind at every stage of an edge system’s life.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 now available

Introducing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 is the next generation enterprise operating system designed to meet the needs of the hybrid cloud environment.

See what's new in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1   

Download Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1   

Access release notes   

Runs everywhere

Runs on a variety of footprints that range from a traditional on-premises data center to a public cloud environment

Developer friendly

Includes current versions of applications such as dynamic programming languages, databases, web servers, developer tools, and infrastructure services that deliver many new features and usability improvements

Increased flexibility

Includes improvements to the container runtime and base images to allow users more flexibility in the deployment of container-based applications

Extends its reach

Includes an expanded set of management capabilities to configure services (network, storage, and compute) with the help of system roles based on Ansible technology

Contribute to the RHEL community

Influence Red Hat Enterprise Linux development via the upstream community

CentOS Stream

CentOS Stream is an upstream open source development platform where you can develop, test, and contribute to a continuously delivered distribution that tracks just ahead of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This is where various Red Hat ecosystem development partners and community members add their contributions that might be incorporated into RHEL. Looking for information on CentOS Linux? Check here   


Fedora is the upstream project on which future Red Hat Enterprise Linux major releases are based. This is where significant operating system innovations are introduced.