With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, it's worth taking some time to reflect on the huge impact of RHEL in the digital economy, not only in increased efficiencies for customers, but as the engine of a healthy ecosystem which IDC estimates at over $100 billion USD and growing.
At the core of this ecosystem are technology companies that provide products or solutions that use RHEL as the operating environment, or deliver the foundation upon which hybrid clouds get built. In all these cases, Red Hat offers certification services that verify compliance with supportability requirements and best practices. Our mutual customers appreciate this, as it reduces their testing and integration costs and expedites resolution when problems arise.
A bounty of benefits
Whether you deliver software, hardware or cloud services, you can certify your product with RHEL 9 and be part of a growing number of partners excited about this new release. Take a look at its features, some of which may be helpful in your own DevOps environment, such as the updated image builder, updated developer tools (GCC 11 and Python 3.9 among others) or the enhanced web console.
For software builders, certification has been extended to cover containerized workloads: those that take advantage of the container tools integrated with RHEL, and the trusted foundation of Red Hat Universal Base Images (if you're not familiar with UBI, you'll find this ebook useful). In these cases, our verification includes security scans to reduce risk of vulnerabilities.
While containers are an effective way to distribute and run cloud-native components, RHEL certification is not restricted to that packaging format. Regardless of how you manage the deployment and life cycle of your product on RHEL, our tools can complement your own tests and increase customers' confidence in their software stack, whether they run on bare metal, virtual, private or public cloud, or even edge deployments.
How do you get started? If you provide software for RHEL, take a look at the requirements and step-by-step instructions. If you deliver hardware, read about the options available to you. Finally, if you are a cloud service provider, the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) program will walk you through the process.