Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 Beta, Now Available

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 adds value across the IT life cycle ensuring ease of maintenance and long-term stability for production environments while also delivering the benefits of fast paced innovation to developers.

This beta version provides a preview of some key features prior to general availability later this year.

Stability plus innovation
Red Hat continues to deliver updates on a 6 month cadence per the published lifecycle for RHEL 8. With this predictable flow of releases, compatibility and stability are assured for production deployments while additional value is provided to both enhance operations and deliver access to the latest technologies.

Freedom to innovate
This release continues our commitment to deliver development agility with production stability. Updates to RHEL application streams include languages and tools such as Perl, PHP, Nginx, Node, js and Ruby to help developers build and deploy code with RHEL as the consistent environment. Delivering updates via application streams enables developers and IT architects to experiment with supported versions of the latest tools while still having access to earlier versions to maintain production applications.

Operational Efficiency
To enhance efficiency in managing large installations, RHEL offers system roles which ensure consistent, repeatable configuration at scale. This beta delivers new system roles for storage, disk encryption, logging, system metrics, kernel and bootloader, and session recording. System administrators can use these new tools to reduce their workload and help improve consistency and security at scale, wherever RHEL is deployed. As an example, the storage system role helps configure partitions and logical volumes, repeatedly, and at scale, yielding consistent deployment across systems with a mix of underlying storage technologies. This eliminates the complexity of deploying storage while at the same time simplifying administration.

Security and Compliance
Demonstrating adherence to security controls and compliance to regulations is a required task for every organization. RHEL supports these efforts by providing configuration profiles and reporting to streamline compliance activities and reduce overhead. New in RHEL 8.3 beta is support for the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). New SCAP profiles help administrators configure RHEL systems according to security best practices and standards.

For further details please visit the blog. To dig deeper on the new features and capabilities found in RHEL 8.3 Beta, please see the release notes.

Customers can access RHEL 8.3 Beta using a valid subscription through the Red Hat Customer Portal. Anyone needing a subscription to access the beta can sign-up for a no-cost Developer Subscription before visiting the customer portal.


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