Scalability is one of the major areas of focus in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The importance of scalability is driven by the convergence of several factors, which have combined to create a strong customer demand for a high-performance, production-ready Linux infrastructure.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now enterprise-proven as the environment for the most demanding enterprise applications. Red Hat Enterprise Linux has demonstrated the power, reliability, and robustness demanded by production environments
Today, a single processor contains 4-16 cores, and this will continue to grow over the next several years. What was an extremely large system a few years ago is a mid-range system today– and will be an entry-level system in a few more years. Further, the large numbers of these systems create challenges for networking, storage, and management.
Thus, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 must support the hardware capabilities and customer demands of today while being positioned to support the greatly enhanced hardware capabilities– and customer demands - of the coming decade.
Read this white paper to learn more about scalability and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.