Red Hat Extended Life Cycle Support

Red Hat has extended the life cycle of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) product line from seven to ten years beginning with RHEL5 which was initially released in March 2007 March. With Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS), this now means up to 13 years of support for RHEL5 or later. Thus RHEL5 will be supported until 2017 with standard support, 2020 if you purchase ELS. Phase I support is now extended to 5.5 years. This is a change from the current 4 years for Phase 1 (It was increased from three years in mid 2008). During this period, Red