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Aditya Lad
Real User
Software Engineer at a security firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The GUI for network adapters and built-in tools provided by RHEL, such as the Mozilla browser, have been valuable. Since they come built-in, it saves the time of having to install them, and you have everything necessary with the… more»

What needs improvement?

Improvements are necessary to stay in the market and face the competition. I really think that the upgrade policies between the major versions, like from from RHEL 5 to RHEL 6, should be much easier, similar to what is in place for… more»

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

The pricing is a bit on the expensive side, mainly because of the support they provide. However, it is quite affordable if you are an organization. If, as a small company or individual, this is an expensive option, I would recommend CentOS… more»

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

No, we did not use a previous solution. We knew about Red Hat from our inception. It was a pretty well-known enterprise platform.

What other advice do I have?

I have worked on a few Linux platforms, but Red Hat is a different experience. Due to its stability, it makes an excellent choice. It’s so-called invincible security makes sure that your data remains safe. The excellent customer service… more»
Real User
Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Mar 04 2018

What is most valuable?

Enterprise support is available for our customers. Pre-RHEL, I used Red Hat desktop for personal PC.

How has it helped my organization?

The company that I worked for that employed RHEL was a PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System - think of an image repository for x-ray, CAT scan, MRI, etc., that… more»

What needs improvement?

Support.

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

I was an engineer, never discussed pricing.

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

I have used lots of flavors of Linux going back to 1995. Enterprise support was the reason Red Hat was selected.

What other advice do I have?

My advice: Kickstart is your friend.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

CentOS, Slack, Ubuntu, Arch, LFS.
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Michał Sierakowski
Consultant
Growth Incubation Leader, Poland and Baltics at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 15 2018

What do you think of Red Hat Linux (RHEL)?

What is our primary use case?

Business: workstation and server.

How has it helped my organization?

Open architecture allows for accelerated growth while secure repositories guarantee stability.

What is most valuable?

Multipath Yum  LVM Selinux

What needs improvement?

Workstations: More applications for graphics. Servers: More applications for monitoring (e.g., nmon).

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

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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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