"The best system I've ever used is Red Hat, in terms of its ability and consistency of the operating system. Other than that, the vast majority of applications that I had, you can deploy Red Hat with the support of the vast majority of applications. We don't have many issues with the OS, the support is very good."
"Its scalability and ease of setup and configuration are most valuable. When we have a hardware failure, we just save the configuration files, and in about half an hour, we have another server running with the same configuration. It is really easy to replace servers. This is the best feature."
"We find the Red Hat Satellite deployments very useful. It integrates well with other solutions."
"Customer support is valuable."
"The integrated solution approach reduces our TCO tremendously because we are able to focus on innovation instead of operations."
"The feature that I like the most is that we can integrate it easily with our existing infrastructure. We found that it is much easier to deploy RHEL in our environment compared to a competing distribution like Ubuntu."
"I like the fact that most of the system configuration is Namespace so it's easy to get to and easy to configure, and most of it still uses text documents. Not all of it's a menu-driven-type entry. I also like the fact that it's a very standard file system layout so it's easy to navigate."
"The solution has features that simplify adoption for non-Linux users. There is an interface that you can activate on RHEL systems, and on other Linux systems as well, so that you will get a graphical user interface instead of just a shell. It's easier for an administrator who is used to only working on Windows."
"The main feature is that Linux is flexible to work with for most web-based applications."
"The solution offers a secure operation system."
"Linux is easy to use. You have more control on a Unix system."
"SUSE Linux Enterprise is scalable."
"I have not experienced any issues with this operating system."
"The most valuable feature is that there is an inbuilt HANA firewall."
"The initial setup is very straightforward."
"The stability of the solution is good. We have not had any issue with performance."
"The active directory that the server provides is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"We can scale the solution if we need to."
"I like that it's a stable product. For me, it's working fine."
"What I like most about Windows Server is that it's easy to use."
"The feature that I have found most valuable is the Active Directory. I have had good experience with Windows Server."
"The most valuable feature is the performance."
"The stability and performance are great."
"The most valuable features are the file transfer protocol (FTP) and the secure file transfer protocol (SFTP)."
"Linux overall needs improvement. They cannot go much beyond what Linus Torvalds's kernel implementation can do. I come from AIX, and there were very cool things in AIX that I am missing dearly, e.g., being able to support not only adding, but also reducing memory and number of processors. That is not supported on Linux right now, and it is the same for the mainstream file systems supported by Red Hat. There is no way of reducing a file system or logical volume. Whereas, in AIX, it was a shoo-in. These are the little things where we can say, "Ah, we are missing AIX for that.""
"Sometimes they don't have new versions for applications like Apache or PHP. I understand it's because they have to have support for them, so they can't have the latest version all the time, but that's the main thing I see that could be improved."
"Their pricing and documentation can be improved."
"I'm not sure how the support is being changed in terms of needing to pay for it. That's an area that can be improved. They should offer support without charging users for it."
"The biggest thing that is crushing RHEL is documentation. Their documentation is haphazard at best. The man pages that you can use locally are pretty good, they've been fleshed out pretty well, but the documentation from Red Hat itself really needs somebody to go through it and review it."
"It is mostly better than other solutions. However, it is sometimes difficult for disaster recovery, so we have to plan accordingly."
"It could be a bit more user-friendly. It could also be cheaper."
"The accessibility to the resources could be more widespread. We have to put a lot of effort into finding indigenous information on the site. For example, the license information is convoluted. This information should be easier for customers to access."
"The free version sometimes has security holes."
"In the next release it would be nice to see more integration and better automation of processses."
"I have not seen an ROI with this solution."
"SUSE could make more APIs available."
"The initial setup could be simplified."
"I would like to see GUI improved, it could be more user-friendly."
"The interface could improve."
"Red Hat has more packages that are available than SUSE does. I'd love to see more projects based on SUSE."
"In the next release, I would like to see better pricing."
"It would be better if they improved the user interface."
"The solution could have better security features."
"The solution could improve by being more user-friendly."
"The solution needs container compatibility."
"Windows could add more tools to monitor the health of the server."
"The security needs to be improved."
"The stability is not very good because you have to restart the system to keep the stability."
To put your enterprise in a position to win, you have to break down the barriers that hold you back. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a platform with unparalleled stability and flexibility, you can reallocate your resources toward meeting the next challenges instead of just maintaining the status quo.
For SAP workloads, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions combines the reliability, scalability, and performance of Linux with technologies that meet the specific requirements of SAP workloads. It’s certified for integration with SAP S/4HANA and built on the same foundation as the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For more information on Red Hat's portfolio of solutions for SAP workloads visit www.redhat.com/sap.
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.
Windows Server is an operating system that is designed to run on servers and service networked applications. It includes technology that was inspired from their experiences in the public cloud. When compared to earlier Microsoft products, Windows Server 2016 is greatly improved in terms of its security, software-defined infrastructure, and technologies. It enables developers to build modern microservice-based applications in the cloud or on premises.
Windows Server has many features that make it a most effective product. Included in these are a wealth of security features that enable administrators to both protect their networks from attack and limit the potential damage if malware does enter their system. It has a feature called the Local Security Authority, which protects user credentials from being stolen and exploited. All credentials are authenticated in a digital space that is kept separate from the rest of the system. This virtual space prevents any code not belonging to the Local Security Authority from running. It also has security tools that identify, isolate, and limit any potential system damage should an intrusion take place.
Benefits of Windows Server
Some of the benefits of using Windows Server include:
Reviews from Real Users
There are a number of characteristics that make Windows Server an extremely effective solution. Two major ones are its inherent flexibility and its user-friendly nature.
PeerSpot user Antonio D., a sales manager at INFOSEC, takes note of Windows Server 2016’s flexibility when he writes, “The product is a good operating system. The features fit our needs very well. For example, with Windows Server, you can use a machine for printing, accessing the internet, or using some applications. You can do it all with one server. You don't need several servers. One is enough.”
Himanshu T., a system administrator and DevOps engineer at a tech-services company, takes note of the various way in which Windows Server 2016 is easy to use when he writes, “This solution is very user friendly, easy to use for any system administrator, simple to deploy applications, has a wide range of applications available, great UI, and takes less technical skills to operate than some other competitors. Additionally, the active directory has great functionality; if we want to integrate any assets, then we can easily do it.”
SUSE Linux Enterprise is ranked 6th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 10 reviews while Windows Server is ranked 3rd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 136 reviews. SUSE Linux Enterprise is rated 9.0, while Windows Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SUSE Linux Enterprise writes "Stable with an elegant design and good performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows Server writes "Easy to use, simple to set up, and scales well". SUSE Linux Enterprise is most compared with openSUSE Leap, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux and Windows 10, whereas Windows Server is most compared with Windows 10, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux and openSUSE Leap. See our SUSE Linux Enterprise vs. Windows Server report.
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