"It is a well-established operating system. We have tried to implement almost every feature of a version in our environment, and it has been very reliable. We are not facing many production issues on a day-to-day basis. They have well-documented articles on their documentation site and a knowledge base on their website. When we need to implement anything, we are able to find information about the best practices and the solution."
"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."
"We find the Red Hat Satellite deployments very useful. It integrates well with other solutions."
"The integrated solution approach reduces our TCO tremendously because we are able to focus on innovation instead of operations."
"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."
"The most valuable features are the specification and technical guides, they are most important the security."
"Customer support is valuable."
"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."
"One of the main features of this solution is the ease of use."
"This product handles databases well; they run on top of the operating system."
"Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers."
"Oracle Solaris was the preferred operating system for their customers to run their databases on and to get the best performance. It performs well with Oracle applications. Additionally, there are some features inside that are called zones which are Linux containers."
"The backup capabilities are quite good."
"Solaris is scalable because they have their own file system, like CFS."
"The stability of the solution is good."
"It works well. It is very stable and very good. It is also very safe. It cannot be easily infected by viruses or attacks."
"The main feature is that Linux is flexible to work with for most web-based applications."
"The stability of the solution is good. We have not had any issue with performance."
"The solution offers a secure operation system."
"The solution is easy to use, secure and allows for simple manipulation."
"The most valuable feature is that there is an inbuilt HANA firewall."
"The initial setup is very straightforward."
"It's a flexible solution."
"SUSE Linux Enterprise is scalable."
"I'd like to see more of NCurses type menu systems in some instances. We're dealing with SUSE Enterprise Linux, they have an NCurses menu system. It's a menu system. It will write there. Even some of the higher-end Unix systems like AIX have some inner menu system where all the configuration tools are right there so your administrator doesn't have to jump through multiple directories to configure files if needed. I like the simplicity of Red Hat because it's pretty easy but having an NCurses menu when you have to get something done quickly would be nice."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Their pricing and documentation can be improved."
"The price is something that can be improved, as they are still being undercut."
"It could be a bit more user-friendly. It could also be cheaper."
"The vulnerability assessment part should also be improved. We do a lot of patching regularly. They try to fix an issue very quickly, and we also end up facing bugs that are not properly documented. When releasing the general availability for a particular solution, they need to do a lot more work on their side."
"It is not easy to use. It doesn't have a user-friendly interface. It should be easy to use. We are planning to move from Solaris to Linux because Linux is more flexible and user-friendly. Its installation should also be easier. Solaris also needs specific hardware to work well, which is another reason why we are moving to Linux. It should be more flexible in terms of hardware. It should have better integration with other hardware platforms."
"Solaris is not easy to use. It needs better GUI, UI, and configuration tools."
"I believe before Oracle was using Oracle Linux, they were using Oracle Solaris for their customers who are using Oracle databases. This was because it was more optimized for the hardware built for it. It has good performance for the database only. However, if you take it out of the Oracle applications, it will not do well compared to other operating systems, such as Linux or even Windows can have better performance."
"When we switch over to Solaris it was not easy because we had some troubles with the performance. Solaris is from Oracle and you would expect that it would run flawlessly, but we had some issues in sizing the previous Linux environment to the Solaris environment."
"Currently, there are two variants, there's SPARC and there's x86. I would have wanted a scenario where they're all just one product."
"This product is not as flexible as other similar solutions on the market today."
"It would be helpful if the solution offered backend management. In the 11.4 version, Oracle added a management console. It would be great if we maybe had a user management tool to go with it."
"I would like to see GUI improved, it could be more user-friendly."
"I have not seen an ROI with this solution."
"In the next release it would be nice to see more integration and better automation of processses."
"The initial setup could be simplified."
"The interface could improve."
"I would like to see better functionality for interacting with cloud-based systems."
"The free version sometimes has security holes."
"SUSE could make more APIs available."
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Oracle Solaris is ranked 8th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 10 reviews while SUSE Linux Enterprise is ranked 6th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 10 reviews. Oracle Solaris is rated 8.4, while SUSE Linux Enterprise is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Solaris writes "Powerful with high availability and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SUSE Linux Enterprise writes "Stable with an elegant design and good performance". Oracle Solaris is most compared with Oracle Linux, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Windows 10 and Windows Server, whereas SUSE Linux Enterprise is most compared with openSUSE Leap, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux and Windows Server. See our Oracle Solaris vs. SUSE Linux Enterprise report.
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