raju.rajsand at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 10:19:25 IST 2010
On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Girish Venkatachalam
<girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 3:03 PM, sri vats <blackcaps16 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a webspace in a server which is powered by cent >
> Powered by CentOS sounds a little backward , doesn't it? ;)
> Anyway it has become very popular in corporates and it is utter crap.
Well, you are talking probably from desktop point of view.
Last 5 years my work has involved mainly in the rabbit holes of
datacentre. There RHEL and CentOS rules. The considerations there are
long term stability, Long time support, certifications (like
application / DB certified to run on a platform).
Show me one version of SAP or Oracle which has certified ubuntu or
fedora as it platform.
Server room OSs don't need to play music/video.
Mission critical Production systems need to _RUN_ in the corporate
world because their revenue stream might be affected adversely if
their availability less than the signed SLA.
Think of this: you are developing an application which is mission
critical for an organisation. From the point of RFP, It will usually
take about 18-24 months for a medium sized project for it to
stabilize. Add to that life (say 5 years) support of that application.
We are talking about 7 years timeline here. Now would you choose a
fedora or ubuntu (not LTS one)? That would be suicidal considering the
I convinced one of the vendors of using and developing apps using OSS
to switch from Fedora to CentOS. He could see my point as the app was
already into 3 years of development and testing and he was already
having issues supporting them.
In one of the projects, of which I was part of, relating to revenue
stream of a huge distributed operations, choice of CentOS as
development and testing and vendor supported RHEL/Oracle was a
no-brainer. Over 1500 nodes are involved.
This is not meant to start a flamewar, but just to project some of the
considerations in the commercial world.
So we are talking about different needs and different solutions
fulfilling those needs.
So your "crap" comment may need to be re-thought.
No offence intended, of course.
With Warm Regards
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