CentOS at Enterprise Comapany

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CentOS at Enterprise Comapany

Post by hzq739 » 2018/04/19 08:44:39

Hi all

We are about to create a business case for migrate RHEL to CentOS for all or
a subset of our RHEL holdings. I have two questions that I hope to get help answering.
1. I want to get in touch with a company that have done this journey on an Enterprise company.
2. Suggestion/recommendation of vendors that can provide support for CentOs.

Scop:
North Europe
Number of RHEL +8.000
Support 24x7 (small part of the total amount of servers)

Thanks
//mats

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Re: CentOS at Enterprise Comapany

Post by TrevorH » 2018/04/19 08:49:03

There is no support for CentOS. If you need support then you want RHEL.
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Re: CentOS at Enterprise Comapany

Post by hzq739 » 2018/04/19 08:54:23

What about a company as RogueWave Software. They seems to have a pretty solid support in place?

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Re: CentOS at Enterprise Comapany

Post by TrevorH » 2018/04/19 09:00:29

About the only difference between RHEL and CentOS is the support, or lack of it. Oh, and the bill.

Sure, it's possible to use CentOS in a production environment but if you require the hand holding and general safety belt of having a support contract in place then it's not the right thing to use. That's what RHEL is for.
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Re: CentOS at Enterprise Comapany

Post by hzq739 » 2018/04/19 09:11:40

Maybe so, but if you have +8.000 servers and a handful need support (business critical systems)
does is make sense to have all servers on the same OS and sign up support for these that have need?
I don't want to administrate 2 different platforms if I can avoid.

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