Course Project Paper
NETW240, Professor’s Name
June 14, 2014
The Company wants to investigate the use of possible Linux servers and workstations in the company’s work areas. Management has asked for me to research Linux servers and workstations to see if it’s feasibility to be used in the company’s environment. The company would like to see three distinct Linux vendors along with comparison and contrasts information.
Over the last several weeks I have looked at the top 10 most popular Linux distributions available. The top 10 are Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Dedian, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise/Open SUSE, Mageia, Arch Linux, Slackware Linux, and Puppy Linux from this list I choose Ubuntu, Fedora, and Red Hat Enterprise to compare. I will provide information on each one of them then compare their features, cost of ownership, overall support and performance and reliability.
We will start with Ubuntu; it has ten different versions of server that are offered from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, which by the way is still receiving hardware/maintenance updates, to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS which will be available in early 2016. They support Server Power architecture, which mean we can build our infrastructure on any hardware we choose. With Ubuntu it will not matter if we want to deploy a NoSQL database, web farm or cloud it has the performance and versatility that is need to be deployed, plus leading hardware OEMs, like Cisco, Lenovo, IBM, Intel, HP, Dell, and AMD have certified on their infrastructure. Ubuntu enables us, by using their Landscape support/systems management, to have automated updates and control physical, virtual and servers from a single interface. Ubuntu can be deployed anywhere, they provide more public clouds than anyone else and is the most widely used developer platform. It also offers the use of Juju service