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How to select the right enterprise Linux

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux is widely thought of as the first choice in operating systems for important servers, but it may not be the right choice for all applications.

The decision to use any modern edition of that operating system, generally spoken as RHEL with a silent H, is usually based on a need for component stability, paid technical support, and long-term version support, said Red Hat's Ron Pacheco, director of global product management.

Customers have other options for data center operating systems. RHEL wouldn't always be appropriate for edge devices, functions-as-a-service, and highly specialized applications, Pacheco noted.

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