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Greg Schulz
Consultant
Independent Analyst and Advisory Consultant at Server StorageIO - www.storageio.com
Jul 17 2017

What is most valuable?

It's a free and open source software-defined storage (SDS) that runs on various platforms such as Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Hmmmm…….Good question.

What needs improvement?

Ease of use, ease of management, ease of deployment, ease of troubleshooting, resiliency, automation, and performance.

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

Look beyond the initial cost, for example, free if open source version, or price for a kit from Fujitsu, SUSE, RHEL... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used and do use various others, including services such as AWS S3 /EBS /EFS /EC2 instance, as well as Azure... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do a proof of concept (POC), scaling as large as you can as close to your intended production environment. If needed,... more»
Somchai Quint
Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 19 2018

What is most valuable?

Linux is more stable than Windows.

How has it helped my organization?

Our biggest issue is cybersecurity. In 2013, we decided to protect our network with a Linux server. If there is a virus going into the network,... more»

What needs improvement?

An easier to configure firewall would be a good add-on. I would like some antiviruses, since what you get on the market is not much. However, if... more»

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

It is very cheap. It didn't cost anything to download a Ubuntu server version and install it on an already existing Dell server.

What other advice do I have?

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: sales support.
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Edward Stryzek
Real User
System Engineer
Mar 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Each server has been installed to serve as a solution for a service needed. LAMP seems to be the most used package over all.

How has it helped my organization?

With Web services, many DevOps require different configurations that could cause problems with each project's needs. We are able to supply a cheap, stable server that can cover the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We still have a mix of servers and must support our legacy systems that range from Red Hat, CentOS, and FreeBSD. As time goes, on we require more stable services with updated... more»

What other advice do I have?

We are a non-profit consumer with a small budget, hence the need for a stable, low-cost server to provide services to our users. While I would recommend Ubuntu LTS (stable v16.04.3... more»
Shepherd Nhongo
Consultant
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The package manager is easy to use & the OS supports a lot of hardware that enabled us to bring back to life old... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have developed an internal Document Management System around Ubuntu and MySQL, which came at no extra cost and our... more»

What needs improvement?

As a product, I can't think of anything much because we are yet to fully utilize the product and it has met all our... more»

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

Ubuntu Enterprise solution is the best route to pursue for SME. We recommend the standard SLA for 10*5 phone.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yes. We had RHEL servers and we took all of them out because of the TCO and the package manager which was a nightmare.... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are going to implement this platform then you must run a new installation rather than upgrade any other... more»
Marc Fellman
Real User
Senior Developer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

I like it that Ubuntu is actually free and was one of the first with a decent hardware recognition during installation. It is still free, where... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have used it professionally on some occasions but mainly to maintain the home network. Long Time Support has helped me to prevent regular... more»

What needs improvement?

The Linux for desktop marketing could be improved but that is not only for Canonical/Ubuntu an issue. How could these areas be improved? All... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used other distributions, such as Slackware, Mandrake, Redhat, Debian and, of all of those, I like the way Ubuntu is setup the best.

What other advice do I have?

Go for it if you need al Linux based server. Just start downloading it and using it. It is free.
abhinav singh
Real User
Security Expert at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 10 2017

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu MATE provides me with a complete OS experience, so I don't have to switch between multiple OS for my work; I can do my development, usual... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We moved from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 16 recently, owing to the various new fixes that were shipped with its new version. Ubuntu is the standard... more»

What needs improvement?

Stability is a big issue in my opinion. I have found version 12 to be more stable. I have tried various desktop environments and MATE seemed... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using Ubuntu 12 and we switched to Ubuntu 16, so as to solve the performance issues and version upgrade for development purposes.

What other advice do I have?

MATE Desktop is most suited if you want to run Ubuntu 16 in a virtual environment.
Arthur Duarte
Real User
Founder and CEO at a tech services company
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Because they are cheap and they do not charge me for traffic.

How has it helped my organization?

I need to upload a very large amount of data do Google Servers and Digital Ocean doesn´t charge me for traffic like... more»

What needs improvement?

Compare it to Amazon AWS and you will see how much they can grow. Every company wants to grow as much as possible, or... more»

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

If you need a cheap server, this is the way you should go.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used Google Compute Cloud, and we switched because Digital Ocean is cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

It works like the others, but it seems cheaper. If you´re looking for a robust implementation, then go with AWS.
Nikolay Nikolov
Real User
IT Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The Ubuntu LTS server is very stable. I use Ubuntu on most of my servers and I'm very pleased.

How has it helped my organization?

Updates on packages are the main reason that I use the Ubuntu server. With this tool, my servers are up-to-date and... more»

What needs improvement?

I think it should only be for the desktop. Maybe it is good idea to say goodbye to Unity and say hello again to Gnome.

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

Use Linux. It is free!

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used SlackWare, then Debian. My most important servers are still using Debian, but the other ones are Ubuntu servers.

What other advice do I have?

Ubuntu is a very stable Linux. I highly recommend it.
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