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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 very secure, allowing us to meet the requirements… 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 situation where popular problems have a lot of… more »

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

Nothing.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No. We started and created our solution around CentOS.Not at all complex. Anybody with basic Linux knowledge can install the server and almost anybody can easily 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Ubuntu.
Consultant
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 RAM, hard drives, LAN and RAID cards, operating… 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 server system has the typical configuration (two… 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 Asus platform has remote management activated… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 it is compatible with CentOs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated 1U servers, but using the four-server system we save money.
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Applications & Systems Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 03 2017

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… more »

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

This solution is much more cost effective than Windows and the Open Source options.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We uses Windows before.

What other advice do I have?

You need to have a command line skill set.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Sun and Ubantu.
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 are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: I have never needed to use the customer service.…
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 use for these new versions if they are buggy… 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 Desktop distros. And this has a slightly smaller… more »

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

No experience.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Try it! It's an amazingly stable Linux distro.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.
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, Freedesktop.org, and POSIX. Pretty much any code targeted at… 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 than Microsoft Windows internal experts, for… more »

What needs improvement?

Out of the box, the NFS client is weak. It needs considerable kernel tuning before it runs NFS-bound applications efficiently. Perf "goes off a cliff" long before it… more »

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

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

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using Suse Enterprise. It was too non-standard. We often ended up fighting its mysterious "Yet Another Setup Tool" to get things installed.

What other advice do I have?

FreeBSD may be a better choice for network intensive applications, if your apps will run on it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used SLES for a few years on some hosts. We considered Ubuntu LTS, Debian Stable, and FreeBSD.
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 are customer service and technical support?

Customer…

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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