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Life Cycle and Update Policies

The life cycle associated with a Red Hat product identifies the various levels of maintenance for each release of that product over a period from initial release—or general availability (GA)—to the end of maintenance. Because Red Hat's products have longer life cycles, you benefit by having more choice and flexibility in planning your IT initiatives. By knowing what to expect and by eliminating 'lock in' you can reduce costs and uncertainty. For more information on the life cycles and support policies of specific Red Hat products, follow the links below.

If you'd like to view the product life cycle of several products at once, try the Production Life Cycle Checker.

For more information on the life cycles and support policies of specific Red Hat products and offerings, follow the links below.

Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Red Hat Storage

FuseSource

Identity Management & Infrastructure