Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Review

Useful Red Hat Satellite deployments, integrates well, and very stable


What is our primary use case?

We are using it for application services.

What is most valuable?

We find the Red Hat Satellite deployments very useful. It integrates well with other solutions.

What needs improvement?

It could be a bit more user-friendly. It could also be cheaper.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. It is more stable than Windows Server.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. The number of users would be in thousands. They include IT teams and end-users who obviously don't even know that they're using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't call them directly, but their technical support is good. 

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward. Our deployments are automated. To deploy a build internally, it only takes half an hour, but that's usually in automation. It would probably take a couple of months to put the infrastructure in place to be able to deploy it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have a site license on a yearly basis. Generally, we're okay with its price, but everything could be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I would advise others to do their research before deploying it and make sure that they are up to speed with the OS and what it can do. It is fairly easy to use as long as you know what you're doing.

I would rate Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

7
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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