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SUSE Linux Enterprise is the #6 ranked solution in our list of top Operating Systems for Business. It is most often compared to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): SUSE Linux Enterprise vs Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

What is SUSE Linux Enterprise?

The modern and modular OS helps simplify multimodal IT, makes traditional IT infrastructure efficient and provides an engaging platform for developers. As a result, you can easily deploy and transition business-critical workloads across on-premise and public cloud environments.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Buyer's Guide

Download the SUSE Linux Enterprise Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: September 2021

SUSE Linux Enterprise Customers

Air India, Akademicki Szpital Kliniczny (ASK), Allone, Altran, Apollo, ARCHIVA, Asia Innovatory Management School, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, AutoData Norge AS, Baldor Electric, Business Connexion, CASIO, Ciclum Farma, Delta Lloyd, Edumate , HPE,  SAP SE,  Lenovo, BMW, T-Systems, UCX, Turners & Growers, Shenzhen Development Bank, Bosch Group, JK Tyres & Industries, IOCL, European Space Agency, Daimler AG, China Minsheng Banking Corp, Café Coffee Day, Unisys,  Petrochina Company Ltd, Fitch Ratings, ABeam Consulting Co Ltd, Tyro Payments, Rackspace, Pacific Textiles, ...

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about SUSE Linux Enterprise pricing:
  • "When we first implemented this product, we had licenses for support."
  • "I have to pay for a license in order to get support."
  • "There is a free tier and a paid support tier. If you do not need support, then the solution is free to use. If you need support then there is an option for that as well."

SUSE Linux Enterprise Reviews

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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable with an elegant design and good performance

What is our primary use case?

SUSE Linux is the best enterprise Linux distribution, period. It's my preferred laptop operating system.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is very straightforward."
  • "Red Hat has more packages that are available than SUSE does. I'd love to see more projects based on SUSE."

What other advice do I have?

I'm using openSUSE 42.5, which is also based on SUSE. It's the same operating system, just under a different name. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten. It's been great, overall. I'm more than satisfied with its capabilities. I'd definitely recommend SUSE over any other Linux distribution. If you are a person who is learning Linux, very new to Linux, I would say go with Ubuntu. If you like American approaches, I will tell you to go with Red Hat. That said, SUSE is the best enterprise Linux out there, period. Red Hat does have an amazing company as well, and it's doing great contributions…
JF
Senior Technical Project Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Offers a secure and mature operating system; consumes less memory than other systems

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution offers a secure operation system."
  • "The free version sometimes has security holes."

What other advice do I have?

I've had this version of SUSE for a while and just patch it and carry out the software updates because I want to keep my environment stable. When I was installing my multiple systems, I selected the best update of the lot and SUSE was one of them. I selected several different Linux distributions. I have the SUSE Linux, Fedora, Scientific Linux and I have Mango Linux. I wanted to develop a feature on my laptop that would allow me to run multiple operating systems concurrently and have multiple keyboards on the laptop, rather than having to switch between them. It's a work in progress. I rate…
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Narsing Thakur
Solution Architect at YASH Technologies
Real User
Top 20
Good performance, integrates well with Active Directory, and has an inbuilt HANA firewall

What is our primary use case?

We implement SAP solutions for our customers using SUSE Linux Enterprise as the operating system. We perform migrations from on-premises to cloud, where customers ask us to migrate their applications and data. When they want to implement SAP HANA they have two choices, which are SUSE Linux Enterprise and Red Hat.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is that there is an inbuilt HANA firewall."
  • "We have had trouble integrating Autodesk with the SUSE manager."

What other advice do I have?

After working with both SUSE and Red Hat, I would absolutely recommend people implement SUSE Linux Enterprise. The features that it provides in terms of security, managing the storage, and encryption/decryption, all contribute to why I recommend it. In summary, this is a good product and it has the features that everyone needs. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
KH
Data Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Flexible, stable, and works well with web-based applications

What is our primary use case?

We use SUSE Linux on some of the servers that are in our data center.

Pros and Cons

  • "The main feature is that Linux is flexible to work with for most web-based applications."
  • "I would like to see better functionality for interacting with cloud-based systems."

What other advice do I have?

We have a variety of versions, and the one being used depends on the application, or what the developer prescribes. We have the latest version, as well as version 11 and version 12. Overall, this is a good product and I can recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
OB
SAP Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable, scalable, and has good support

What is our primary use case?

We use this as our operating system. It's a platform to deploy solutions.

Pros and Cons

  • "I have not experienced any issues with this operating system."
  • "The initial setup could be simplified."

What other advice do I have?

I am responsible for project management. I follow up and track the progress and provide reviews to the customers. I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. That said, there is always room for improvement. I would rate SUSE Linux Enterprise an eight out of ten.
MV
Team leader technical support at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable, scalable, and easy installation

What is our primary use case?

We are using SUSE Linux Enterprise for application management.

What needs improvement?

The interface could improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

We installed this solution seven years ago and we are not using it very much. I have been using this solution for approximately six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is good. We have not had any issue with performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had any issue with the scalability. We have approximately five people using this solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was not difficult.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment took a team of two and…