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Combining Flexibility and Control: A New Model for OS/Platform Management

Today’s OS and platform engineers are between a rock and a hard place. Application and other enterprise dependencies have never been more varied, dynamic and complex, which makes it difficult to standardize on a single OS or middleware platform. At …

Today’s OS and platform engineers are between a rock and a hard place.

Application and other enterprise dependencies have never been more varied, dynamic and complex, which makes it difficult to standardize on a single OS or middleware platform.

At the same time, versions and variants of the off-the-shelf options from Red Hat are extremely difficult to manage over time.

Today, OS and platform groups face two bad choices: They can accept the “plain vanilla” off-the-shelf vendor version or they can customize their own.

It’s a classic tradeoff between cost and flexibility. When cost wins, business requirements go unmet. When flexibility wins, IT pays a heavy price.

The reality is that this is an unacceptable tradeoff. Today’s OS and platform groups need to combine the flexibility of a custom build with the control of a standardized Red Hat platform.

Until now, there hasn’t been a good way to achieve both objectives.

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