In December, Red Hat announced that the company is changing focus from CentOS Linux to CentOS Stream. Shortly after this announcement, the company also unveiled details about the new no-cost and low-cost programs they are adding to RHEL. Red Hat also stated that these new programs are the first of many new programs.
Red Hat is expanding the terms of the Red Hat Developer program, allowing Individual Developer subscription for RHEL to be used in production for up to 16 systems. It is a no-cost, self-supported RHEL for small production use cases. Users with a free Red Hat account will be able to download it and receive updates. Users will also be able to use the expanded Red Hat Developer program to run RHEL on major public clouds. Users have to pay only for the usual hosting fees charged by the provider of their choice.
Red Hat also expanding the Red Hat Developer program to make it easier for a customer’s development teams to join the program and take advantage of its benefits. The development teams can be added to the program at no cost via the customer’s existing subscription, helping to make RHEL more accessible as a development platform. The program also allows RHEL to be deployed via Red Hat Cloud Access and is accessible on major public clouds.