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Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 Now Generally Available

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.1, the second iteration of Red Hat’s comprehensive suite of powerful web development tools, dynamic languages and open source databases. Delivered on a separate life cycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux with a more frequent release cadence, Red Hat Software Collections puts the latest stable open source runtime components, as tested and verified by Red Hat on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in the hands of developers faster, accelerating the creation and deployment of modern web applications.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 bridges developer agility and production stability by providing a compelling solution to organizations seeking to leverage agile methods as a means of boosting the pace of software delivery. Enterprises can deploy applications built with Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 with confidence, as each release of Red Hat Software Collections is backed by Red Hat’s award-winning support for three years.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 includes:

  • The latest stable versions of popular dynamic languages and platforms, including:
    • Ruby 1.9.3 with Rails 3.2.8
    • Python 2.7 and 3.3
    • PHP 5.4 and 5.5
    • Perl 5.16.3
    • Node.js 0.10 as a Technology Preview
  • Ruby 2.0 and Rails 4.0, featured as individual collections, enabling developers to install an updated version of Ruby without necessarily having to install Rails.
  • The latest stable versions of open source databases, including:
    • MySQL 5.5 and PostgreSQL 9.2, popular open source databases for web applications
    • MariaDB 5.5, an easy-to-adopt alternative to MySQL
    • MongoDB 2.4, a high performance document database that provides high availability and easy scalability.
  • Two open source HTTP server options, with full support for Apache HTTP Server 2.4 and a Technology Preview of Nginx 1.4.4.
  • Thermostat 1.0, a useful tool for monitoring JVM instances on multiple hosts.

Organizations seeking to leverage the open hybrid cloud also benefit from Red Hat Software Collections 1.1, as applications built using Red Hat Software Collections can be deployed across multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift by Red Hat, providing flexibility across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Customers with active Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 subscriptions who do not see Red Hat Software Collections channels can visit: www.redhat.com/GetRedHatSoftwareCollections.html

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Jim Totton, vice president, Platform Business Unit, Red Hat

“Red Hat Software Collections is more than just access to the latest and greatest open source languages and databases – it helps to effectively link development and operations teams. By bridging developer agility and production stability, organizations leveraging Red Hat Software Collections can gain increased application nimbleness and achieve faster development and deployment cycles without risking mission-critical systems and applications on untried, untested and unsupported technologies.”

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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