Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Gartner: RedHat vs SUSE

report available on the novell site, read full report

Red Hat's strategy is to build pure open-source software (OSS) stacks, but with additional subscription services for clustering, high availability, cluster file systems, identity management and authentication (Netscape), and application servers (JOnAS).

Novell/SUSE Linuxs preference is a hybrid of OSS and proprietary solutions, including YaST (offered as OSS), Identity and access management, ZENworks (desktop management), Polyserve (proprietary, non-open-source software for clustering and high availability), identity management, eDirectory (non-open-source, but also support for OpenLDAP as OSS), iFolder (part OSS) and JBoss (OSS and supported by Novell). Both vendors will provide full solutions based on combinations of open-source and non-open-source products.

1 comment: said...

This can't have effect in actual fact, that is exactly what I consider.