Red Hat Improves Developer Access
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Friday, 22 January 2021

Red Hat has announced new no- and low-cost programs they're adding to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. These are the first of many new programs.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is an open source Linux distribution developed by Red Hat for the commercial market.


Red Hat has now announced a number of changes designed to attract more developers to get involved with development on RHEL.

Announcing the changes, Red Hat said they're committed:

"to making the RHEL ecosystem work for as broad a community as we can, whether it’s individuals or organizations seeking to run a stable Linux backend; community projects maintaining large CI/Build systems; open source developers looking toward what’s next."

The improvements start with an expansion of the remit of the no-cost RHEL. Until now no-cost RHEL was only available through the Red Hat Developer program for use by single-machine developers. This has now been expanded so it can be used in production for up to 16 systems. Red Hat is being clear that this is as no-strings as they can make it:

"This isn’t a sales program and no sales representative will follow up. An option will exist within the subscription to easily upgrade to full support, but that’s up to you."

You can also use the expanded Red Hat Developer program to run RHEL on major public clouds including AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. Red Hat says the updated Individual Developer subscription for RHEL will be available no later than February 1, 2021.

The next improvement is the option to use no-cost RHEL for customer development teams.Red Hat says development teams can now be added to the no-cost program at no additional cost via the customer’s existing subscription, and can also be deployed via Red Hat Cloud Access and is accessible on major public clouds including AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure at no additional costs except for the usual hosting fees.

Red Hat says there will be more options added to the list of ways to use RHEL by mid February.


More Information

Red Hat Website

RHEL Developer Suite

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