[CentOS] Enterprise company using CentOS

Thu Apr 19 10:56:37 UTC 2018
Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu at ilk.uu.se>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CentOS <centos-bounces at centos.org> On Behalf Of Leon Fauster
> Sent: den 19 april 2018 11:46
> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Enterprise company using CentOS
> Am 19.04.2018 um 10:42 schrieb Mats Bennsäter
> <mats.bennsater at gmail.com>:
> >
> > We have systems that is business critical and therefor need support.
> One requirement that is addressed by having a RHEL subscription.
> > Instead of having two different brands a solution could be to have
> everything
> > on CentOS and sign up support for those that are business critical instead of
> > managing both RHEL and CentOS.
> Another reason to stay with RHEL.
> Sure, having everything on CentOS with 3rd party support would
> address your requirements, but equally? The 3rd party would also
> try to get support from RH. I would compare the qualities of such
> support and mapping it with my needs.

Spot on.

The way we did it when we let go of RHEL for server and desktop, was we eased into it or out of, whatever your POV.

Critical servers remained on RHEL for quite a while. Servers got CentOS when the entitlement ran out. 

Desktops got CentOS whenever they were available for a reinstall over a quarter of a year IIRC.

Five or so years later were a CentOS shop completely. With the odd Ubuntu desktop.
Majority of desktops are however Windows boxes, but that's a different matter.

Might that be a solution for you too Mats, ie ease into it - keep RHEL on critical servers and replace for CentOS on those that aren't?