Red Hat unveils image mode for its Linux distro

At the Red Hat Summit this week, the company unveiled a new container image deployment method for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new option is designed to streamline operations, enhance consistency across hybrid cloud environments, and accelerate the adoption of cutting-edge technologies like AI and machine learning.

Typically, containers trim down operating systems as much as possible because they run within a host OS, says Bradley Shimmin, chief analyst for AI platforms, analytics, and data management at Omdia. Or Linux is run within virtual machines, also running on top of an underlying operating system. But this creates management complexity.

“Red Hat is using the Open Container image standard to create bootable images, which look and work just like it were the actual OS running on bare metal,” says Shimmin.

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