Ubuntu Linux Scalability

Stephen Murcott
System Administrator at a software R&D company with 11-50 employees
Ubuntu Linux is built to scale well. We are currently running our entire infrastructure on it. So we've got virtual machine servers, word servers, and version control for code. And I've got an office with at least ten people using the desktop version. I'm hoping that our software service will grow and then we will have much more server usage. We are part of a much bigger corporation with more than 20,000 employees in the active directory. So, we used to previously push Ubuntu much harder, but these days we just like to let people choose whether they want to use it. And we buy Ubuntu certified laptops for the people who want to use Ubuntu for enterprise. Linux is still a bit of a second class citizen on enterprise desktop, because of active directory dominance. View full review »
Somchai Quint
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I had a customer who was using NGINX running on Ubuntu servers in three different data centers. After getting more servers behind these NGINX Ubuntu servers, we had to resize everything. This was easily done in a very short amount of time, and we were able to expand the capacity too. View full review »
Edward Stryzek
System Engineer
Scale would normally be limited to the hardware. As with most Linux distros, HA packages for most apps are available in the repositories and many great support forums with how-to's. View full review »
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Bejoy R
Unix Admin at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I haven't used Ubuntu as a server operating system. Obviously, Linux is scalable because we have been using Red Hat and other distributions, but with respect to Ubuntu, I haven't used it on the server side very much. View full review »
Sergio Ferreira
Executive Director at Dynamic Tomorrow
This solution is very scalable on the server with some add-ons like like containers, Docker containers and kubernetes. We are a relatively small development company with only three staff members. But I've installed this for customers with hundreds of users supported by the Ubuntu server. View full review »
Yuri Zhiluk
IT Manager at TMSoft ltd
I cannot answer this question. I haven't tried to scale the solution. Directory as a workstation is used by a few hundred, but all servers are for Oracle databases. And that users work on Windows work stations, but with Oracle client issues, databases on the servers. But we don't plan to scale. View full review »
SpecialIT677
IT Specialist at a tech services company
This solution is scalable. We have 10 users at the moment. We plan to increase usage. View full review »
HamidShariati
User
For me, the solution is scalable. View full review »
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