Redhat Enterprise Linux - Reliable with exceptional support
February 14, 2018

Redhat Enterprise Linux - Reliable with exceptional support

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

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.

Pros

  • Exceptional Support
  • Quick turnaround time on security releases
  • Reliable product

Cons

  • 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
  • Expensive support costs but well worth it so ROI is high in terms of level of upkeep
  • No negative impact per se but for my personal testing labs I use CentOS instead of this to avoid high costs for penetration testing purposes.
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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