A guide to enterprise Linux at a fair price

How to gain software freedom and savings by moving from RHEL to CentOS

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is the de-facto enterprise server standard but IT teams are finding its proprietary ecosystem and costly licensing and support fees to be limiting. Enter CentOS: The free, functionally-equivalent RHEL alternative.

In this guide, CIO Magazine explains: 

  • The business case for migration: Understand the cost savings, benefits of an open ecosystem, and more. 
  • How to get CentOS support equivalent to Red Hat: Find out why Red Hat isn’t the only option for world-class, enterprise-level support.
  • Your migration roadmap, from plan to production: Learn the typical stages of migration, how to identify migration candidates, and best practices to ensure success.

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"With Red Hat, you must pay multiple licensing fees for each product, such as the RHEL server, virtual machine, high-availability add-on, and so on. For a typical midsize business with 1,000 servers and standard support, these would be the licensing fees."

– pg. 4 of the white paper

Enterprise CentOS adoption continues to rise