Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 doubles down on edge computing

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Red Hat, Inc. stretched the tentacles of its operating system further out to the edge with a new version that makes edge deployments easier, along with a new Linux container and a handful of management capabilities. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.4, which will serve as the foundation for the Red Hat Edge initiative, delivers the capabilities of several products and services in the company’s portfolio to edge applications. The new release aims at a handful of vertical markets including transportation, enterprise devices and smart automobiles, particularly the telecommunications market. The focus on telecommunications doesn’t come as a surprise to most analysts. "Red Hat is going after users in several verticals with this version, but it's strongest vertical has been the telecommunications industry," said Judith Hurwitz, president of...