The temptation with open source software is to focus on the free alternatives - because it has all the benefits of emerging technologies and dynamic development communities plus it’s free!
And that’s where the costs really begin:
Many I.T. departments fall into the trap of looking at the initial price, but fail to account for the complete lifecycle of their infrastructure.
That misses the underlying costs of free software (and the critical business advantage of RHEL): maintenance, stability, support, security, automation, and training.
Your I.T. infrastructure is a business-critical system.
- As you’re planning I.T. projects, from routine maintenance and upgrades to digital transformation initiatives, you need an infrastructure that is both flexible and stable.
- It has to be reliable for you to be able to plan and execute effective transformation initiatives and to best manage your I.T. resources (and people).
That’s where the advantage of Red Hat Enterprise Linux lies: a RHEL subscription provides the Linux software that is the foundation of datacenter (and cloud) infrastructure, but it also includes the lifecycle maintenance, automation and management tools like Red Hat Insights, and security features and fixes that are required for an infrastructure that is both resilient and adaptive.
Join Dan Pacek and Deon Ballard from the RHEL product marketing team as they cover the differences between software subscriptions and licenses, the overall costs of free and unsupported software, and the key advantages of a RHEL subscription.