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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Servers

    7.9

    NGINX

    79%

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    NGINX ranks higher in 6/6 features

    IDE support

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security management

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Administration and management

    6.3
    63%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application server performance

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Installation

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Open-source standards compliance

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • NGINX is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    NGINX

    92%
    27 Ratings
    9.9

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    99%
    9 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    NGINX

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.1

    NGINX

    81%
    8 Ratings
    8.7

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    87%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    NGINX

    [NGINX] is very well suited for high performance. I have seen it used on servers with 1k current connections with no issues. Despite seeing it used in many environments I've never seen software developers use it over apache, express, IIS in local dev environments so it may be more difficult to setup. I've also seen it used to load balance again without issues.
    Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    It is well suited for an administrator team that is accustomed to pointing and clicking on items in a GUI fashion. All of the configurations can be performed this way if one chooses not to go the CLI method way. SUSE Linux works well with Microsoft environments and it's really easy to join a SUSE Linux server to an AD infrastructure as a member server and configure user authentication so that the server's resources can be accessed.
    Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    NGINX

    • Very low memory usage. Can handle many more connections than alternatives (like Apache HTTPD) due to low overhead. (event-based architecture).
    • Great at serving static content.
    • Scales very well. Easy to host multiple Nginx servers to promote high availability.
    • Open-Source (no cost)!
    Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    • Consistently performs well across various CPU architectures.
    • It's very well supported both by the parent company, as well as SAP and other third-party companies.
    • It is upgradeable across versions. We've performed upgrades from version 10 to 11 and from 11 to 12 without any major issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    NGINX

    • Customer support can be strangely condescending, perhaps it's a language issue?
    • I find it a little weird how the release versions used for Nginx+ aren't the same as for open source version. It can be very confusing to determine the cross-compatibility of modules, etc., because of this.
    • It seems like some (most?) modules on their own site are ancient and no longer supported, so their documentation in this area needs work.
    • It's difficult to navigate between nginx.com commercial site and customer support. They need to be integrated together.
    • I'd love to see more work done on nginx+ monitoring without requiring logging every request. I understand that many statistics can only be derived from logs, but plenty should work without that. Logging is not an option in many environments.
    L Matthew Blancett | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    • The support window for service packs after a new SP is released is too short.
    • Community engagement is low.
    • There are times when supported packages fall too far behind and create compatibility issues with applications. The Open Build Service usually provides a way around this, though.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    NGINX

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    NGINX

    NGINX 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Front end proxy and reverse proxy of Nginx is always useful. I always prefer to Nginx in overall usability when you have application server and database or multiple application servers and single database i.e. clustered application. Nginx provides really good features and flexibility which helps the system administrator in case of troubleshooting and also from the administration perspective. Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    For the breadth of services, features and overall performance, I believe Suse Linux is a great choice for any enterprise. It still has to grow a bit in areas like online help forums and documents, but we are pretty much satisfied with our choice.
    Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    NGINX

    NGINX 8.1
    Based on 8 answers
    Community support is great, and they've also had a presence at conferences. Overall, there is no shortage of documentation and community support. We're currently using it to serve up some WordPress sites, and configuring NGINX for this purpose is well documented.
    John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.7
    Based on 4 answers
    It's great for basic support issues. But it's less suited for anything that is either obscure or uncommon, and it is very hard to escalate, unless you've built a relationship with your vendor/salesperson.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    NGINX

    We have used Traffic, Apache, Google Cloud Load Balancing and other managed cloud-based load balancers. When it comes to scale and customization nothing beats Nginx. We selected Nginx over the others because
    • we have a large number of services and we can manage a single Nginx instance for all of them
    • we have high impact services and Nginx never breaks a sweat under load
    • individual services have special considerations and Nginx lets us configure each one uniquely
    Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    For running SAP workloads, I'd definitely recommend using SLES. AIX is running on power infrastructure which is very pricey and RedHat required a different license and a lot more parameterization to get SAP up and running properly.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    NGINX

    • Nginx has decreased the burden of web server administration and maintenance, and we are spending less time on server issues than when we were using Apache.
    • Nginx has allowed more people in our company to get involved with configuring things on the web server, so there's no longer a single point of failure ("the Apache guy").
    • Nginx has given us the ability to handle a larger number of requests without scaling up in hardware quite so quickly.
    Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    • Compared to others, use is more stable and scalable; easy to manage.
    • The administration tools are very useful in helping the staff performance.
    • SLES proved to be a very extendable product, supporting all of our infrastructure.
    • The major reason I chose to use the product was the extensive enterprise peripheral support.
    Carlos Daniel Casañas Bertolo ஃ | TrustRadius Reviewer

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