Red Hat is an American multinational company that develops open source products for both personal and commercial use.
It is widely known for its funding in Fedora Project, an open source operating system, while its main commercial product is Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The company was founded in 1993 by Marc Ewing and is headquartered in Raleigh, South Carolina.
The new version, in addition to many improvements, also has an upgrade tool for RHEL 7.x users:
Highlights of the new version: Improved user experience, optimized subscription registration making the installation process possible with just one click. Simplifies monitoring with Red Hat Insights, enabling activation during installation, improved lifecycle management.
Simplifies upgrades from RHEL 7.8 to RHEL 8.2 with on-site tool upgrades. Reduces the time and risk of upgrading the inplace with identification and recovery instructions to resolve potential issues.
Improved monitoring and performance, improvements in resource management for container-running processes with cgroup v2. ”
As always, Red Hat customers can download the new version from the company's customer portal, while new users can apply for download a 30 day trial version.