Published: 30 March 2011
Analyst(s): Richard Jones
The two leading enterprise Linux server operating system distribution vendors have released their next major revisions. Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 and Red Hat's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 both represent the latest hardened and maintained Linux operating systems that the Linux community has to offer: systems that continue to close the gap on proprietary Unix in supporting mission-critical scalable workloads. Though many features and functions continue to converge between the two vendors' products, the vendors' strategies for virtualization and cloud have diverged.
Summary of Findings
©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates.
All rights reserved.
Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates.
This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission.
It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact.
While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information.
Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such.
Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy.
Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity.
Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party.
For further information, see
Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.