Top 6 Linux server distributions for your data center


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  • Published December 10, 2020
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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 distribution? You’ve either gone one of two routes: You’ve selected a single company (such as Ubuntu, Red Hat, or SUSE) 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.

Either route is a great option. With one you gain the added benefit of support. With the other, you get to perfectly tailor your experience.

But let’s be honest (and this is a hard-sell to some), nearly any Linux distribution can be turned into a server. Some of these distributions you know well, while others might not be quite as familiar.

This article from TechRepublic Premium introduces you to a short list of Linux servers that are all perfectly suited for your company data center.

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