RHEL Competitors and Alternatives

The top RHEL competitors are
  • Oracle Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Windows Server
  • Oracle Solaris
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu Linux
Read reviews of RHEL competitors and alternatives
Hailong Chen
User
IT Specialist at Bureau of labor statistics
Nov 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Its portability is most important. We can move our database from platform to platform. * The database itself is fast and reliable and secure.

How has it helped my organization?

I think it's more industry an standard and, as a result, we're able to have the right people, the right skill sets, to work on our solution.

What needs improvement?

Right now, we don't have any difficulties.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I think right now everyone talks about the cloud. I think we were falling behind. I would say in, perhaps, not 10 years, maybe less, something... more»

What other advice do I have?

Regarding selecting a vendor, we are public sector, so we need to have a vendor that has been an industry leader for a long period of time.... more»
Aurelian Amariutei
Consultant
Oracle Database Technical Systems Consultant at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Apr 25 2017

What is most valuable?

It provides us with templates and Oracle-validated configurations that allows quicker install and configuration of Oracle Database software. The... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have no downtime for OS upgrades, hence customer production isn't affected, and we have no security breaches and higher performance of Oracle... more»

What needs improvement?

Although Btrfs does a great job, I would like to see ZFS being part of future distributions. Also, a distributed replicated block device (DRBD)... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had to choose this solution in order to have the technology used on the same line. Since Oracle Databases is the market leader, as well as... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to act on the pattern: Plan – Do – Check – Act. From the way the question is formulated, the first step is done. They should now... more»
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CentOS
D6B8
User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 07 2018

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... 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... 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»

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