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RHEL - still one of the best!!RHEL provides the flexibility and stability required for the implementation of a company-wide application used in the processing of data retrieved from several databases hosted in Oracle. By using RHEL we were able to implement a custom solution, built upon PostgreSQL and RedHat's Jboss, which allowed the automated conversion of the Oracle data into one usable by other applications. RHEL allowed us to implement: 1. An extremely stable system which can best be described as "power on and leave alone" 2. Custom scripts for monitoring both the OS and application,Very well thought out package manager, that not only installs the software you want but also the prerequisites when necessary. Excellent support through the RHEL site and the overall community Straightforward installation with easy to follow menus and guides Licensing is thoroughly explained and with full instructions on how to apply for new and renewed licenses,While the command line installation runs well, the desktop GUI tends to be resource intensive at times The GUI based install menu does not scale well at times resulting in some menu options spilling offscreen By default a menu based network manager should be included, from my experience particularly with the minimal install, this was not the case resulting in me editing the configuration file directly. Additionally, network tools should also be installed by default.,8,Reduced TCO when compared to a similar deployment of Windows servers. Compatibility with existing hardware and virtual environments remove the need for specialized hardware Unfortunately the inherent learning curve, particularly when using the command line turns some users away.,Ubuntu Linux and CentOS,Skype for Business, OutSystems, OneDriveRedHat Linux- a very good alternative for Server DevelopmentCurrently, RHEL is deployed on a legacy blade server (Dell Poweredge 1950) for testing Redmine project management system to track research projects, as well as to test the defectiveness of Redmine in replacing our current production ticketing system. In Addition to Redmine, we also use Cockpit on RHEL (in our test/development), which functions as a makeshift NOC,Stability Admin workflows Will boot on hardware that other systems may not boot on (especially on legacy systems),Upgrading RPM is getting old I'd like to see RHEL move away from rpms, and use a faster system such as apt,7,Speed of deployment Speed of configuration Access to specific packages versions not found on Debian, et. al,Stability and several tools to rock your DCFor many clients, Red Hat has improved the mission-critical environments running Oracle and Informix databases, and in web environments too.,There are several tools which Red Hat provides as add-ons such as ReaR (Relax and Recover) which can be used for disaster recovery. You can always scale the hard disk as much as you want, add NFS, CIFS disks and still, the enterprise solution would run seamlessly. Red Hat Linux has given us five nines (99.999%) uptime for years.,The upgrade policies between the major versions, like from RHEL 5 to RHEL 6, should be much easier.,10,Well worth a look if you want supported enterprise Linux. The uptime and reliability are the main ROI's, the product is also very competitively priced.,,Adobe Acrobat DC, Microsoft Project Server, MariaDB MaxScaleRed Hat Enterprise Linux for enterprise applicationsRed Hat Enterprise Linux is the operating system of choice on which many of our major enterprise applications are running. It provides an efficient stable platform for major technology systems across the enterprise.,Stable and efficient OS Addresses critical vulnerabilities quickly Familiar command structure for technical resources,Task scheduling ease of use Shared mounting protocol support Third party services support,9,Improved reliability Application efficiency improvements Reduced vulnerability risk,,Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway, Windows Server, Oracle Application ExpressRed Hat Enterprise Linux - A great supported Linux flavorI have used Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the years as our go to Linux operating system. It allowed us to do all of our systems needs. Paying for the Enterprise level of Linux is also nice as you have support if you need it, unlike other open source solutions.,Support Years of iterations. Great Linux Operating system,Cost,7,Strong operating system Easy support Scalable,Linux, Linux, Oracle Linux, Linux, Suse Linux, Linux, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS and Windows Server,Terraform, Docker, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB
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March 02, 2018

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Review: "RHEL - still one of the best!!"

Score 8 out of 10
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RHEL provides the flexibility and stability required for the implementation of a company-wide application used in the processing of data retrieved from several databases hosted in Oracle. By using RHEL we were able to implement a custom solution, built upon PostgreSQL and RedHat's Jboss, which allowed the automated conversion of the Oracle data into one usable by other applications. RHEL allowed us to implement:
1. An extremely stable system which can best be described as "power on and leave alone"
2. Custom scripts for monitoring both the OS and application
  • Very well thought out package manager, that not only installs the software you want but also the prerequisites when necessary.
  • Excellent support through the RHEL site and the overall community
  • Straightforward installation with easy to follow menus and guides
  • Licensing is thoroughly explained and with full instructions on how to apply for new and renewed licenses
  • While the command line installation runs well, the desktop GUI tends to be resource intensive at times
  • The GUI based install menu does not scale well at times resulting in some menu options spilling offscreen
  • By default a menu based network manager should be included, from my experience particularly with the minimal install, this was not the case resulting in me editing the configuration file directly. Additionally, network tools should also be installed by default.
As an OS, RHEL can be implemented as a user OS and Server OS. the features and customization make its uses almost limitless. two areas in which the OS shine would be:
1. Automated systems in which a minimal OS is required and user intervention is limited
2. Hosting of sensitive information either as a file or web server. The extensive security features and customization allow admins to tweak the OS as needed, allowing unprecedented control.
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April 16, 2018

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Review: "RedHat Linux- a very good alternative for Server Development"

Score 7 out of 10
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Currently, RHEL is deployed on a legacy blade server (Dell Poweredge 1950) for testing Redmine project management system to track research projects, as well as to test the defectiveness of Redmine in replacing our current production ticketing system.

In Addition to Redmine, we also use Cockpit on RHEL (in our test/development), which functions as a makeshift NOC
  • Stability
  • Admin workflows
  • Will boot on hardware that other systems may not boot on (especially on legacy systems)
  • Upgrading
  • RPM is getting old
  • I'd like to see RHEL move away from rpms, and use a faster system such as apt
In our current configuration, Red Hat works well as legacy-centric OS: not running virtualization, but offering bare-metal testing of services and software. For example, being able to run a legacy version of Red Hat can give you access to tool-chains (compilers, assemblers, etc) that are not available today (because as tech moved on, they became broken), and having that ability works well. Also- our server is a single-core, dual processor unit, with 8GB/1GB stick RAM, and 500 GB HD (all low-end specs, now), and Red Hat (v19) booted with no problems, and even booted back up on its HD as a rescue environment.
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March 28, 2018

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Review: "Stability and several tools to rock your DC"

Score 10 out of 10
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For many clients, Red Hat has improved the mission-critical environments running Oracle and Informix databases, and in web environments too.
  • There are several tools which Red Hat provides as add-ons such as ReaR (Relax and Recover) which can be used for disaster recovery.
  • You can always scale the hard disk as much as you want, add NFS, CIFS disks and still, the enterprise solution would run seamlessly.
  • Red Hat Linux has given us five nines (99.999%) uptime for years.
  • The upgrade policies between the major versions, like from RHEL 5 to RHEL 6, should be much easier.
  • Really Stable Linux OS.
  • Good for Oracle and SAP Environments.
  • The customer service is good and all problems were solved.
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February 27, 2018

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Review: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux for enterprise applications"

Score 9 out of 10
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the operating system of choice on which many of our major enterprise applications are running. It provides an efficient stable platform for major technology systems across the enterprise.
  • Stable and efficient OS
  • Addresses critical vulnerabilities quickly
  • Familiar command structure for technical resources
  • Task scheduling ease of use
  • Shared mounting protocol support
  • Third party services support
Very suitable for running large scale applications in a datacenter environment. Smaller applications or distributed systems are better suited for Windows or other Linux offerings. The manageability and scalability benefits do not outweigh the cost for these types of deployments.
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April 11, 2018

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Review: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux - A great supported Linux flavor"

Score 7 out of 10
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I have used Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the years as our go to Linux operating system. It allowed us to do all of our systems needs. Paying for the Enterprise level of Linux is also nice as you have support if you need it, unlike other open source solutions.
  • Support
  • Years of iterations.
  • Great Linux Operating system
  • Cost
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is best suited for companies that are using Linux on a daily basis but also need support when issues come up. If you are bootstrapping a startup there are many free open source alternatives out there that do the same as Red Hat Enterprise Linux without the cost.
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February 14, 2018

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Review: "Redhat Enterprise Linux - Reliable with exceptional support"

Score 9 out of 10
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The first name that comes to mind when any of us in the Tech industry think of about servers (except for Windows lovers) is Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
RHEL is used across the whole organization for our servers and we are more than happy with Red Hat products and their services.
  • Exceptional Support
  • Quick turnaround time on security releases
  • Reliable product
  • It's not bleeding edge in terms of updates/patches (but if it jeopardizes reliability we are better off one step behind)
  • Seen some severe issues with certain updates in the recent past
If you're thinking Linux servers, this should be your top choice. Unless you choose to go open source and pick CentOS (my personal favorite, Linux power users or lovers will know the bare differences). If you are a small company just starting out I'd recommend CentOS based on sheer cost (free).
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