Assessing enterprise with free open source options in the public sector

No-cost community versions of open source software are not always the wisest choice in public sector use cases. This paper explores this matter on the basis of Red Hat user experiences, as described on IT Central Station. Users of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, Red Hat OpenShift®, Red Hat Ansible® Automation Platform and Red Hat Ceph® Storage explain how Enterprise versions of open source software generally confer advantages that include superior security and scalability. These users also discuss the importance of support, open partner ecosystems, and the ability to speed deployment.