Chapter 1. Introducing .NET

.NET is a general-purpose development platform featuring automatic memory management and modern programming languages. Using .NET, you can build high-quality applications efficiently. .NET is available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and OpenShift Container Platform through certified containers.

.NET offers the following features:

  • The ability to follow a microservices-based approach, where some components are built with .NET and others with Java, but all can run on a common, supported platform on RHEL and OpenShift Container Platform.
  • The capacity to more easily develop new .NET workloads on Microsoft Windows. You can deploy and run your applications on either RHEL or Windows Server.
  • A heterogeneous data center, where the underlying infrastructure is capable of running .NET applications without having to rely solely on Windows Server.

.NET 5.0 is supported on RHEL 7, RHEL 8, and OpenShift Container Platform versions 3.3 and later.