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YOUNISAL BADAWI
Real User
IT Infrastructure and Systems Lead with 201-500 employees
Nov 14 2019

What is most valuable?

Technically, the main reason why I'm using Red Hat is because of its stability.

What needs improvement?

I heard that there are big differences between Red Hat 8 and 7, but it's still quite difficult for me to judge it. I found it a bit more difficult to manage than version seven, which was much easier. In terms of features, though, it is… more»

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

I would say the price is acceptable.

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

We use Windows, of course, and we also use Ubuntu for some other applications. For our core applications, however, we use Red Hat.

What other advice do I have?

If someone asked me, I would strongly recommend using Red Hat. I have spoken to many other Red Hat users. The main issue is the lack of knowledge with most engineers and system admins. They don't know how to use Red Hat. They found that… more»
Consultant
IT Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 17 2019

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features of this solution is the popularity of the OS. The support for this solution is very good. This is the major thing that we are considering with respect to moving platforms.

What needs improvement?

There has to be more effort into closing the security vulnerabilities in this solution because we are facing daily attacks. We would like to have this done faster. We would like to see live-patching on the systems, without having to require a reboot. It would be better to have more patches… more»

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

In addition to using this solution, we are trying to move our CRP solutions to our other platform, SUSE Linux. All of our business applications are moving to Red Hat, although we are getting better support with SUSE.

What other advice do I have?

We are not using the most current release of this solution because from our perspective, it is not mature enough yet. Another example is that we are moving our Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, which is similar to Microsoft SharePoint, to Red Hat. We have already moved all of our big… more»
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DaveChapman
Real User
Business Support Officer at Northern Land Council
Jan 22 2020

What is most valuable?

Basically stability and speed are the most valuable aspects.

What needs improvement?

Realistically, I found Red Hat to be fairly usable. It was an easy transition from Unix to using Linux and I can't think of any real improvements necessary. If anything, I actually like check config better than system CTL. For improvements… more»

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

I previously used VMware and then Citrix. We made the switch predominantly because we wanted to consolidate licensing. We were using Citrix for our VDI environment and it made sense to shift from VMware to Citrix Zen because the licensing… more»

What other advice do I have?

I've always used separate hypervisors so it's difficult for me to give advice. I'm more familiar with the other products so I would rate this product a six out of 10.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Several options were evaluated. I need to keep up to date on all technical offerings on the market, so it was really about doing a product comparison.
Real User
Unix Linux System Administrator at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Feb 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware.

What needs improvement?

The interface is a bit complex, in my opinion. They should work to simplify it if possible. Currently, we cannot get a direct local resource mount. When I want to customize the solution, I would like to have a similar operating system resource included, similar to what VMware offers. We'd like to… more»

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

The solution is quite inexpensive.

What other advice do I have?

I wouldn't recommend the solution currently. We don't trust the product, so to use it as a mission-critical solution wouldn't be advised. However, overall, it's okay. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. Red Hat solution is not the best, in my opinion. It's not as stable, but it is much cheaper… more»
Real User
Engineer Developer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 10 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the support portal.

What needs improvement?

Configuring the network interfaces is much better in Ubuntu and should be improved. I find this to be the biggest problem. In Ubunto they have the idea of the Netplan, which is much better than the facility in Red Hat.

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

We are using the free version of Red Hat.

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

We use different versions of Linux including CentOS and Ubuntu. CentOS is very comparable to Red Hat because it is almost the same, internally.

What other advice do I have?

RHEV is a good solution and I would rate it a nine out of ten.
Reseller
Head of Solutions Architect Unit at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is a great all-round product. The virtualization is especially good.

What needs improvement?

The GUI interface needs improvement. Not 90%, but 50% or 60% of the work is done from the command line and so on, so the GUI needs work because people are looking for an easier way to manage the environment. Right now, if someone is not very familiar with Red Hat and actually is looking to add Red Hat to the environment, they have to take some training. It needs to be easier to use. The solution… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are resellers of Red Hat. We deal with various deployment models, however, we generally deal with on-premises. I would recommend the solution. Of course, it depends on what an organization is looking for in terms of virtualization. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
Muhammad Khattab
Consultant
Infrastructure Consultant at Oriental Weavers
Nov 01 2019

What needs improvement?

The Administration of the Oracle database and the SAP ERP needs improvement. In the next release. I would like to see some additional features to make it easier, such as improvements to the GUI and the maintenance. The maintenance of Red Hat is difficult.

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

This is an open-source solution.

What other advice do I have?

I have always recommended using other platforms versus Windows. I didn't like using any Windows system, Microsoft system or any system with heavy traffic like ERP and Websites. I recommend Linux. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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What is RHEV?

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.

Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.


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