Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Brings Container Updates & Faster Networking

Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat on 19 November 2015 at 09:37 AM EST. 5 Comments
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 reached its general availability status this morning.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 brings a lot faster networking: "significant enhancements to networking performance, even doubling throughput in some use cases." The faster RHEL networking performance is due to tuning the kernel network stack, other changes, and "TCP (DCTCP), a feature for solving TCP congestion problems in data centers that works smoothly across Windows- and Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based hosts to maximize throughput and efficiency."

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 also has significant container updates, security improvements, and more.

Additional details on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 via Red Hat's press release.
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