Red Hat has come up with the latest version of the enterprise Linux platform, RHEL 8, optimized for SAP solutions including SAP HANA.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 for SAP Solutions is said to be an intelligent OS designed to provide a solid foundation that spans the hybrid cloud and one that fuels mission-critical workloads. Building on the launch of RHEL 8, the company announced SAP production support of RHEL 8 for SAP Solutions for running SAP HANA 2.0 (SPS 04 or later) on the Intel x86 (64-bit) platform. Red Hat added that validation on the IBM Power9 platform is underway.

RHEL 8 for SAP Solutions provides full support for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory (pMEM) File System DAX (FS-DAX), which offers high memory density, lower latency, and persistence.

When combined with the upcoming live patching capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 for SAP Solutions, IT operations teams can lean on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions and Red Hat Insights to not only find and analyze potential problems, but also fix them more quickly with little-to-no production downtime.

Red Hat also announced the availability of live patching for RHEL 7.6 for SAP Solutions customers through Extended Update Support (EUS).

In RHEL 8 for SAP Solutions, the GCC toolchain is based on the GCC 8.2 release series and leveraged by SAP HANA. With GCC 8.2, users gain additional performance optimizations and hardened code for analytical workloads such as SAP HANA.

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