CentOS Overview

CentOS is the #6 ranked solution in our list of top Operating Systems for Business. It is most often compared to Oracle Linux: CentOS vs Oracle Linux

What is CentOS?

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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Panduka Samarasinghe Cissp
Security Pre-Sales Engineer - Southern Reigion at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Helps Us Keep Things Simple Yet Very Secure

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.
ITCS user
Director Corporate Systems Division at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
System Has The Typical Configuration To Streamline Our Bidding, Development And Implementation

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 it is compatible with CentOs.
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ITCS user
Applications & Systems Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
You can do a lot on the command line. I would like it to be more intuitive.

What other advice do I have?

You need to have a command line skill set.
ITCS user
Sr. Network Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
This solution has contributed a lot to security and flexibility in our company

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 are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: I have never needed to use the customer service.…
ITCS user
Cloud Engineer | OpenStack Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
There are many Linux distributions​ which come with all the new software. But we have no use for these new versions if they are buggy. With CentOS, we know it just works.

What other advice do I have?

Try it! It's an amazingly stable Linux distro.
it_user541425
SCM administrator at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Pretty much any code targeted at Linux builds and runs without any tweaking.

What other advice do I have?

FreeBSD may be a better choice for network intensive applications, if your apps will run on it.
ITCS user
Cloud & Monitoring System Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Some of the valuable features are RHEL package support and ease of use

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 are customer service and technical support?

Customer…
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