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User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 07 2019

What is most valuable?

It has minimal updates compared to other distributions. We like the idea of long-term support. CentOS gives us a peace of mind when it comes to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to freely use and test open-source technologies and solutions. Without it we wouldn't have a server monitoring system, log management… more»

What needs improvement?

You're getting what you expect (a linux distro). The wizard has gotten better through the years, so maybe they could build more options into the… more»

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

You can pay for the support if you purchase Red Hat. We don't have the need for that just yet, and CentOS satisfies our needs when needed (assuming… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you had to choose a Linux distribution for enterprise grade stability, then this would be the logical choice. If you want latest features and… more»
Real User
SCM administrator at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The solution provides stability and standardization. CentOS is fairly faithful to the Linux Standards Base… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's good to have a stable server OS that many people understand in depth. It has easier to find CentOS internal experts… more»

What needs improvement?

Out of the box, the NFS client is weak. It needs considerable kernel tuning before it runs NFS-bound applications… more»

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

Buy a Red Hat license. It's worth it.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using Suse Enterprise. It was too non-standard. We often ended up fighting its mysterious "Yet Another Setup Tool"… more»

What other advice do I have?

FreeBSD may be a better choice for network intensive applications, if your apps will run on it.
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Joseba Garrido Gonzalez
Reseller
Director Corporate Systems Division at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 10 2017

What is most valuable?

* The size: in only 2U you have four dual processor servers. * The server manufacturer has a compatibility list regarding… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When a university or datacenter asked us about a certain amount of servers, we would study several models. As this four… more»

What needs improvement?

NVMe support. The manufacturer is developing a new line for that model which includes support for that type of hard drive.

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

I always advise using free software (like CentOs) because it has all the necessary tools for the universities and CPD. The… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Yes, BladeSystem. We changed the solution because the initial expenditure for BladeSystem is very high.

What other advice do I have?

The Asus platform is tested with CentOs 7. But if it is necessary to add new hardware, it is very important to verify that… more»
Panduka Samarasinghe Cissp
Real User
Security Pre-Sales Engineer - Southern Reigion at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The simplicity of the Desktop & Server platforms and the availability of multiple repositories of apps and tools.

How has it helped my organization?

We use CentOS together with Apache for certificate verification. The platform has helped us to keep things simple and yet… more»

What needs improvement?

I've found certain issues where I couldn't find any documentation to help me solve them. But I guess it's a case by case… more»

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

Nothing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No. We started and created our solution around CentOS.Not at all complex. Anybody with basic Linux knowledge can install… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you've read about the installation steps and best practices for securing the servers once the OS is installed.
Consultant
Cloud Engineer | OpenStack Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Stability was the main "feature". There are many Linux distributions which come with all the new software, but we have no… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Not really, as we didn't really test other distros.

What needs improvement?

CentOS and RHEL for that matter are fairly difficult for beginners, as there are no popular and widely used Red Hat-based… more»

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

No experience.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Try it! It's an amazingly stable Linux distro.
Benoit Ledermann
Real User
Cloud & Monitoring System Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 23 2017

What do you think of CentOS?

What is most valuable?

Some of the valuable features are RHEL package support and ease of use.

How has it helped my organization?

Free OS for multiple application support, databases, and other tools. These included Drupal, Apache, and Zabbix.

What needs improvement?

Reverse compatibility with old commands

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer…
Real User
Applications & Systems Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 03 2017

What do you think of CentOS?

What is most valuable?

Command Line Cost Ease of maintenance With Linux, you can do a lot on the command line. Once a Linux server has been built, it tends to be stable with no performance leakage.

How has it helped my organization?

Scalability Security Performance

What needs improvement?

I would like it to be more intuitive. There could be better help facilities. However, I guess the GUI can be fairly intuitive.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would rate the level of technical as OK.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We uses Windows…
Kijush Maharjan
Real User
Sr. Network Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 29 2017

What do you think of CentOS?

What is most valuable?

Valuable features for us are security and flexibility.

How has it helped my organization?

The solution has made our organization more secure than in previous releases.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the solution since its release.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Initially, I found it a bit difficult to work with as it was a totally new platform as compared to CentOS 6.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: I have never needed to use the customer service.…

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CentOS Linux provides a free and open source computing platform to anyone who wishes to use it. CentOS Linux releases are built from publicly available open source source code provided by Red Hat, Inc for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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