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Darryl Darling
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 07 2018

What is most valuable?

The best experience would have to be the upgrade process. It has progressed to be very easy and seamless. The most valuable aspect of the product was the support for the Oracle product stack. The… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The organization was using an Oracle database and application server, and the Orarun package made deploying those products so easy. It even allowed us to move most of the Oracle software configuration… more »

What needs improvement?

When working in a Department of Defense environment, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) have to be followed. SLES is not really addressed directly here. It did make following security… more »

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

As far as licensing goes, there is nothing unusual here. The price and model have worked fine for my organization

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

My organization moved from Solaris and HP-UX to SLES. These vendors' OEM hardware became too expensive and we were looking for an alternative. SLES proved to be a very extendable product, supporting… more »

What other advice do I have?

Any company looking to standardize on a Linux platform should seriously review this product. It has served me well for many years.
Real User
Systems Support Specialist at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
Mar 06 2018

What is most valuable?

There are several items which make this distribution a good product, however I think YaST is probably what I like most about it. YaST simplifies the server management of SUSE allowing for a… more »

What needs improvement?

All distributions of Linux could use some improvement.

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

I would advise others to download the free or strictly open source versions, then test them in their environment before committing to a purchase. This will allow for testing suitability for… more »

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

I have used various different distributions of Linux. Currently, I am supporting Ubuntu and CentOS server deployments.

What other advice do I have?

Verify this product will do want you need it to do. As with all server class distributions, it can be setup with or without the GUI.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated several different versions of Linux distributions over the years. It depends upon the planned use as to which platform will work best. I have tested RedHat, Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE… more »
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IT Admin at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

SuSe has an offline repository in DVD media. It's easy to use, although not as easy as Ubuntu is. The administration tools are very useful.

How has it helped my organization?

We use it as a webserver: DNS Server and LDAP server.

What needs improvement?

The updating package: We had trouble installing packages outside of the repository. There were often conflicts in the existing version; A depends on B, B depends on C, and… more »

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

We're not subscribed to any support. So far, without a subscription, there are no obstacles.

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

Previously, we used Microsoft products. The expensive license fees made us switch to open source. Compared to Windows, use is more stable and scalable; easy to manage.

What other advice do I have?

Look for products that have broad support and community, because it is very helpful when experiencing problems.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've tried some Linux distro. Limited internet connection made us look for distros which have repository on DVD. Ubuntu may be the best choice for beginners if you have… more »

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 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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