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"In terms of the solution’s single subscription and install repository for all types of systems, we can have as many RHEL installations as we want because we have a specific subscription that entitles us to have as many RHEL services as we want. We pay for a subscription and with that we get RHEL and Satellite as well.""Red Hat Linux is inexpensive. Linux solutions are generally inexpensive.""RHEL is expensive.""Because it is a subscription, you can go elastic. This means you can buy a year, then you can skip a year. It is not like when you buy something. You don't buy it. You are paying for the support on something, and if you don't pay for the support on something, there is no shame because there are no upfront costs. It changes the equation. However, we have such growth right now on the Linux platform that we are reusing and scavenging these licenses. From a business standpoint, not having to buy, but just having to pay for maintenance, changes a lot of the calculations.""We have a site license on a yearly basis. Generally, we're okay with its price, but everything could be cheaper."

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Top Answer: The integrated solution approach reduces our TCO tremendously because we are able to focus on innovation instead of operations.
Top Answer: RHEL is a great place to go. They have a great thing that is not very well-known, which is called the Learning Subscription, which is a one-year all-you-can-drink access to all of their online… more »
Top Answer: Linux overall needs improvement. They cannot go much beyond what Linus Torvalds's kernel implementation can do. I come from AIX, and there were very cool things in AIX that I am missing dearly, e.g… more »
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Flatcar Container Linux
Commercially supported Linux distribution designed for container workloads; a drop-in replacement for CoreOS Container Linux

To put your enterprise in a position to win, you have to break down the barriers that hold you back. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a platform with unparalleled stability and flexibility, you can reallocate your resources toward meeting the next challenges instead of just maintaining the status quo.
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company29%
Manufacturing Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Financial Services Firm30%
Comms Service Provider10%
Security Firm10%
Computer Software Company10%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider24%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
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Flatcar Container Linux is ranked 12th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business while Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is ranked 1st in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 6 reviews. Flatcar Container Linux is rated 0.0, while Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) writes "Has a standard file system layout so it's easy to navigate". Flatcar Container Linux is most compared with Ubuntu Linux and CentOS, whereas Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is most compared with SUSE Linux Enterprise, Oracle Linux, Windows Server and CentOS.

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