Essay on Netw 240 course project

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Linux Vendors Comparisons DeVry University During my research of Linux vendors, I have narrowed my options to three distinct vendors. I have found Red Hat, Novell, and Ubuntu were three of the best companies worldwide. Each vendor has their advantages and disadvantages. I will address the positive and negative points of each vendor. The main differences between the three vendors that I will discuss are cost, training & support, performance & reliability, and lastly availability. The first thing I will discuss is cost. Cost is always an important issue that must be addressed for a business. A product that does not have an equal or gain return when compared to its cost would be considered a poor…show more content…
Each of the vendors offers to provide training to our staff as part of the purchase. They also offer to continue to train our staff as long as we have an account with them. Customer support is also a crucial part of our decision. We need excellent customer support from the vendor. We also need quick response to our request for customer support. Red Hat specifically states that it has 24/7 customer support. What that means is that twenty-four hours and day seven days a week, Red Hat customer support is ready to provide their services. Ubuntu states that it offers profession support to its customers. Novell also supports the use of Macs and their operation system (OS). Some of the advantages of selecting each vendor’s product are similar and still somewhat distinct. Red Hat in (For sap business,) states, “that is a responsive customer support, higher performance standards, collaborative engineering for better products, and designed-in security.” Customer support is a very important advantage. Higher performance standards are also an important advantage. Higher performance means we will get what we paid for or more in our return. According to (Stevens, 2011) there are several pros and cons to using Red Hat. Some of the advantages are its scalability in the processors and memory, ability for hot-swapping of processors, and an integrated KVM virtualization with Kernel Samepage Merging and SELinux sandbox options. Some of the cons of Red Hat are its server

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