CentOS Competitors and Alternatives

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Consultant
Infrastructure Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Aug 31 2016

What do you think of Oracle Solaris?

Valuable Features Built-in virtualisation (Zones / LDOMS), ZFS, SMF, and FMA. • Improvements to My Organization By standardising the infrastructure, we were able to reduce the number of physical hosts. We got rid of file system corruption (thanks to ZFS). Enlarging the file system was as easy as eating the candy. • Room for Improvement The product itself is great. I would like to see whether other companies start developing for Solaris. • Use of Solution I have been using Solaris 11 for four years and Sun Cluster 4.1 for three years. • Deployment Issues I’ve never had a problem with deployment (well-configured Jumpstart and AI). We have noted almost no hardware failures. Due to Solaris Cluster 4.1’s Live Migration future, we have achieved 99.9999% service uptime....
Consultant
President at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Apr 17 2017

What is most valuable?

For me, I like that fact that Oracle Linux is very similar, of course, to CentOS and Red Hat. Plus, Application Testing Suit makes it a lot more customizable for us. We're also able to monitor it with our software. These features make Oracle... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we work with customers who are more Oracle-based, then Oracle Linux seems to follow more along the lines of what they want to do. The licensing is simpler because they usually don't have to go to VMware, Microsoft, or any other company... more»

What needs improvement?

The installation needs some improvements because, as my admins have told me, it's a little bit tedious compared to others. Also, it takes a little bit of time to actually find files, download them, and install them. That kind of goes for... more»
Red Hat
Real User
Principle consultant at Active Data Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Jul 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Absolutely rock solid performance, security, stability and reliability, essential features for a business that needs to mission critical applications in a 24 x 7 environment. Plethora of useful tools and services that just make getting the job done a lot less time consuming.

How has it helped my organization?

RedHat Enterprise Linux has been running mission critical systems in my organization now for nearly 8 years, in a 24 x 7 environment. During this time we have never, ever had any of our servers fail to function as needed. Red Hat Linux has given us five nines (99.999%) uptime for years.

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