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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CentOS Linux

I have been a CentOS user for over 10 years and remain loyal to the core OS. When it comes to stability and speed, there's no other OS I'd recommend over it. I base this recommendation on my personal experience, as I have multiple development and production servers running the CentOS software today. It's running on newer and older hardware with ease, and the price is right!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco DNA Software

It is suited if you want to automate the output. It delivers intelligence and security and switching to the software is easy in terms of transition. However, it requires a tour to start using the software for first-timers as it is not that user friendly. The new innovations in the software are focusing on the interface also.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CentOS Linux

  • First of all, CentOS is one of the most secure and stable OSes straits from the box.
  • High performance on the average hardware.
  • In most of my scenarios—easy and quick deployment.
  • Huge KB community that helps to build and support different services on CentOS.
  • Versions lifecycle.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco DNA Software

  • Automation
  • Accessibility
  • Ease of configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CentOS Linux

  • To maintain maximum stability, software packages may not be the latest and greatest versions but you can easily compile their source code yourself if a packaged version is missing certain functionality.
  • Sometimes, the major version releases of CentOS may be delayed in delivery due to the project's infrastructure limitations. RHEL sets the cadence and others like CentOS and Oracle Enterprise Linux follow soon after.
  • As it's meant for server installations, personal computer and laptop peripherals that sport the latest technologies might not be supported right away.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco DNA Software

  • Requires a lot of configuration
  • Could have more tutorials online
  • Not a very big community
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CentOS Linux

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Cisco DNA Software

Cisco DNA Software 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Because of the dependency on different software, it becomes difficult to use a single one of the CISCO products. One has to purchase the license of more than one product to get the desired output. It is not user-friendly for first-time users and thus a tour is required to make oneself comfortable with the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CentOS Linux

CentOS Linux 8.4
Based on 10 answers
Again, written documentation is excellent, even on the older versions. The support community is the best. It is comprehensive and I would say that it global because it transcends national boundaries. Also, you find all types of people using CentOS to do all sorts of things so you are bound to find someone to talk to if there are problems.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco DNA Software

Cisco DNA Software 9.1
Based on 3 answers
While this program has been on the market for a while now and some updates would be a welcomed addition, I have to say that the program as it is now and the support given to our team has been great. It is easy to see that time was taken when building this software to anticipate issues and problems that people would run into. We don't have to reach out to support often, but when we do it's always a good experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CentOS Linux

Over the period CentOS improved in the terms of offering essential and required features and GUI interface. Now CentOS offers 10 years of security patch updates which help to make it more secure and ideal for application development and runningCentOS is now widely use all across the globe hence there is a broad community of developers and users who share intelligence and other issues regularly increasing its overall value as a preferred OS
Sonu Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco DNA Software

We compared Cisco DNA Software with some of its competitors and, in the end, we chose Cisco DNA Software because of its features and customer support, also because of Cisco. The other solutions can be great also, but we choose Cisco DNA Software for our purposes.
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CentOS Linux

  • Since CentOS is free, our developers and engineers can use it without regard for dipping into project budgets.
  • We can spin up a CentOS VM, use it and then destroy it without having to worry about licensing headaches.
  • CentOS can run on just about any hardware platform: server, laptop, old hardware, etc. so that makes it less expensive in that we don't have to buy specialized hardware for it.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco DNA Software

  • Scaling the result to broader levels
  • Automation of the process
  • Predictive monitoring
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CentOS Linux

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco DNA Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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