After years of development, RedHat finally released the next major version of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) v7. The new major version of RedHat Enterprise Linux provides a large number of new features and improvements including:
- Linux Kernel v3.10
- XFS as the default file system
- LVM-snapshots for XFS and EXT4
- Support for Linux Containers
RedHat Enterprise Linux is an enterprise-grade Linux distribution, which is frequently used in corporate data centers as an operating system for NAS storage devices. From the performance point of view, the new Linux kernel and the new default file system may have a significant impact on a NAS storage device and therefore it is very important to understand how the newly released RedHat Enterprise Linux version 7.0 compares to the last stable version 6.5.