In the beginning our shop was a pure windows shop.
As time went on different Linuxes were installed on a trial basis. As all the Linuxes worked well, we now need to select either Redhat or Ubuntu for our standard. Our Linux footprint is small and we run it all on 2 VMware servers with ease.
Management wants a list of:
Redhat: pros | cons
Ubuntu: pros | cons
We are a "data" company so compliance and uptime are very important.
All our servers on in VMware and are hosted so we are already spending "real money"
1) Sev 1
2) Security patches
4) Easy to build ( we want to do puppet or chef installs )
5) Tools ( Redhat says they have great build tools ( satellite ) and compliance tools)
6) SELinux as it is web facing ( but not go wild with it, just protect what is most needed )
7) We are U.S. based ( not California )
8) Support for future stuff ( VMware VSan or Gluster )
9) Anything a developer would need.
10) Anything a deplorer would need
11) Virtual Licensing if we go the non free route
I know people are going to ask me what the data is and I can not answer that ... however we can pretend it is a fancy French Restaurant you have to schedule months ahead of time, order and pay for the stuff.
Truffles anyone ?