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Table of comparison: Commercial Linux Distributions Pricing

Comparing different commercial Linux Distributions for their pricing per server per annum.

In this comparison were not going deep into features, number of packages or actuality but into commercial viability features.In order to run a certain business there may be the requirements for a commercial backed distribution to cover off lifetime, support and return and protection of investment.

There are several variants of support features and differences between the number of sockets / cores. Please follow the “detailed pricing” link for further detailed pricing options.

The table Comparison of Commercial Linux Distributions Pricing was last modified at 2015-01-01 12:11:14 by Andreas Schmidt.

Comparison of Commercial Linux Distributions Pricing

This table compares the pricing between commercially supported Linux Distributions per server per year
Linux
Distribution
(Version)
VendorSupport and or License
(Cost per Server per annum)
Support LifecycleSecurity maintenance lifecycleNotes
RHEL 6.xRedHat Inc.Desktop/Workstation: from 49$
Server: from 349$
RedHat Detailed Pricing Catalog
13 Years

Additional Comparison
13 Years

Additional Comparison
Pricing is dependent on # of CPUs and Sockets of the Hardware.
RHEL 7.xRedHat Inc.Desktop/Workstation: from 49$
Server: from 349$
RedHat Detailed Pricing Catalog
13 Years

Additional Comparison
13 Years

Additional Comparison
Pricing is dependent on # of CPUs and Sockets of the Hardware.

RHEL 7 supports Live Kernel Patching with KPatch
Oracle Linux 6.xOracle Inc.From 119$ for update without technical support for unlimited cpus/cores.

From $499 software and technical support for 2 sockets unlimited cores


Detailed Pricing Catalog
10 Years

Additional Comparison
10 Years

Additional Comparison
Pricing is dependent on # of CPUs and Sockets of the Hardware.

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
DTrace, Btrfs File System
Ksplice for Kernel Live patching
Linux Containers
OCFS2 - Oracle Cluster File System for Linux

Feature Comparison provided by Oracle
Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.xOracle Inc.From 119$ for update without technical support for unlimited cpus/cores.

From $499 software and technical support for 2 sockets unlimited cores


Detailed Pricing Catalog
10 Years

Additional Comparison
10 Years

Additional Comparison
Pricing is dependent on # of CPUs and Sockets of the Hardware.

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
DTrace, Btrfs File System
Ksplice for Kernel Live patching
Linux Containers
OCFS2 - Oracle Cluster File System for Linux

Feature Comparison provided by Oracle
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES)SUSE GmbHServer: From 290€
Detailed Pricing List
13 Years

Additional Comparison
13 Years

Additional Comparison
Pricing is dependent on # of CPUs and Sockets of the Hardware.

Life kernel update (kGraft)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTSCanonical Ltd.Ubuntu Advantage
Desktop: from £385 (5 pack only)

Servers: from £201.68(+local VAT) for basic support

Ubuntu's Detailed Pricing List
5 Years

Additional Comparison
5 Years

Additional Comparison