Linux Distros for Business: Open Environments for Business

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GNU / Linux has become the business system par excellence, a flexible, reliable, safe and above all, free system in most cases, or at least cheaper, which allows companies to invest in other areas and dispense with licenses to be more competitive, in addition to being able to modify your whim the source code to create more customized solutions according to your needs.

As you should know by now if you read us, Linux has not succeeded on the desktop, but it is undoubtedly very important in servers, supercomputers and at the business level. So here we are going to present the 6 best Linux distributions for business that are currently available. In addition, BYOD has spread and is increasingly popular among employees of large and small companies, including SMEs.

Business apps

Continuing with the BYOT / BYOD (Bring Your Own Device / Technology) or "bring your own device" is a stream that allows employees to work with their own computer equipment instead of having their own company equipment. This is undoubtedly a potential danger due to the possible leakage of information and security threats that can affect the information that you take home from the company. That each one uses their own hardware and software is a problem that must be tackled in order to offer greater security for both software and hardware.

In fact, there are already very interesting solutions that can be applied to this area, such as ARM-AES that some like AMD are implanting in their hybrid chips AMD64-ARM that will come to bring more security, platforms and companies focused on BYOD security etc. But here we will introduce an unknown distro that can help us a lot in this regard, providing the necessary security.

Our distributions that I consider more interesting for companies are:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES): SUSE is one of the strongest companies in business distros. With SLES you can stand up to your closest rival, Red Hat. In addition, both titans have a fierce fight to lead this sector and always surprise with innovative and practical solutions for customers. For example, SUSE is supported by SAP.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): Red Hat is also another of the greats, like SUSE, it offers a complete distro in exchange for paying an amount that is almost ridiculous if we compare it with other operating systems that would offer much less. In addition, they always promote such important topics for companies such as the cloud, virtualization, etc.
  • debbian: a large community of developers and a reliable, robust and stable system with which to implement both an operating system for an office or a large server. Also, Debian offers some notorious kernel alternatives, such as kFreeBSD or NetBSD, although others are not as interesting as Debian GNU / Hurd.
  • CentOS: another big one and free on top. It is a distro that was born as a fork or fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and compiled from its source code. CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System. The philosophy is to offer a business product at € 0. It is defined as robust, stable, easy to install and use.
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server / Ubuntu Cloud: Canonical is also another of the giants in the open source world and for this reason it has also wanted to provide a distribution that inherits a lot from the desktop but oriented to servers and also for the cloud. It's free and has Canonical technology behind it.
  • PenSOP: Perhaps it is the one I most want to explain, since the entire introduction on BYOD is related to this. Although I could have talked about some other system like ChromeOS, I find it interesting to do a review of PenSOP. PenSOP is a distro based on Debian / Ubuntu and modified so that it can be booted from any PC from a Pendrive or USB hard disk (portable, to always carry it with you), without worrying about configurations or maintenance. It also has functionalities for synchronization with the cloud, thousands of available apps, development environments and SaaS, VoIP, and BYOD-ready apps.

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  1.   Joseph David Escalante said

    what about those distributions derived from the ones you mentioned above with zentyal, unvention, nethserver? do you recommend them?