Webcast: Enterprise Linux: Justify your migration from Red Hat to CentOS

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is the dominant distribution used by commercial organizations today yet many struggle with rising costs and support challenges. The fact is, there’s a functionally-compatible alternative that offers more flexible options when it comes to licensing, support, and cost effectiveness. Whether you’re thinking about moving away from RHEL or have already made the decision, this webinar gives you the background, proof points, and data to justify the move to CentOS.

Tailored for enterprise architects, IT leaders, and anyone considering an alternative Linux distribution, you’ll learn:

  • Top considerations for selecting an enterprise-grade OS (including Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu, and more)
  • Why CentOS exists and its relationship to RHEL
  • How CentOS compares for functional compatibility, licensing, support, and cost
  • The impact migration may have on your existing stack

At the end of this webinar, you will have all the data you need to consider for an enterprise Linux migration and you’ll understand why CentOS is a viable and cost-effective solution.

Rod Cope, Chief technology officer

Rod Cope, CTO, drives the technology vision for Rogue Wave Software. Rod was the founder and CTO of OpenLogic, a profitable venture-backed company, and joined Rogue Wave as CTO following the acquisition. Rod has over 20 years of experience in software development spanning a number of industries including telecommunications, aerospace, healthcare, and manufacturing. Rod has worked at IBM, IBM Global Services, General Electric, and for the CTO of Anthem. Rod has also led key technical teams working on mission-critical applications at Ericsson and Integral. He has been instrumental in leading security efforts for large public facing web sites used by some of the largest financial institutions in the world, most notably securing foreign exchange transactions over the internet. Rod’s expansive career also includes the implementation of public key based security systems from the ground up in embedded devices, mobile applications, and in back office systems. Rod holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville.

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