Open Source

Open Source Works

But what’s so great about open source? It costs less and works better. But to get the most out of it, it pays to work with experts. Redhat and SUSE is a bridge between the open source community and you the customer. Open source development is a rapid, highly innovative, and cost-efficient way to make software where that value is available for anyone to use. But because open source technology improves and changes so rapidly, it’s not always suitable for mission critical enterprise environments that requires stability.

Redhat and SUSE curates the best open source solutions and makes them usable in enterprise environments by hardening, testing, certifying, fixing, and supporting it. This means enterprise customers are free to use open source software at a very low cost, without having to invest heavily in its maintenance and support. It just works.

Why Subscriptions

In the traditional method of software delivery, the vendor is in control. Upgrades are costly. Access to help is limited. And there’s not much incentive for the vendor to improve the software between upgrades.

In contrast, the subscription model allows Redhat  and SUSE to create a mutually beneficial, cyclical relationship with their customers:

  • Deliver enterprise level tested software.
  • Deliver new technology as soon as it’s available.
  • Unlimited support at no additional cost.

Each product version is supported for a number of years, so you benefit — and upgrade — at your own pace. A subscription means you receive ongoing return on your investment.

A Redhat and SUSE subscription is the most effective way to deploy, manage, and secure open source technology. It’s a perfect complement to the rapid innovation of open source.