Top Six Linux Distributions for Your Data Center
Linux powers the enterprise. From the cloud to containers and to the backbone of your network, Linux is there working tirelessly to keep your business humming. Whether you use Linux in your AWS, Azure, Google Cloud or your on-premise data center, you use Linux.
But what about distribution? You’ve either gone one of two routes: You’ve selected a single company to supply you with a Linux distribution, or you’ve gone the mix-and-match route to ensure that each distribution serves a specific function and does it to perfection.
TechRepublic Premium wants to introduce you to a short list of Linux servers that are all perfectly suited for your company data center. From this list you are sure to find an operating system that perfectly matches your needs.
From the guide:
I place Ubuntu Server at the top of this list, simply because it’s my go-to server operating system. Why? Because it’s not only really easy to use, it’s reliable; it offers long term support, includes tons of packages in the default repositories and it’s also one of the most widely-used distributions on the various cloud providers (such as Azure, AWS and Google Cloud).
Ubuntu Linux also supports numerous architectures, such as ARM64, X86, PPC64LE, IBM POWER8 and S390X. Of all the Linux distributions, Ubuntu has one of the best track records when it comes to hardware support. So, chances are very good that whatever you throw at this server, it’ll work.
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