- 4 – Datacenter Cost of Ownership
- 5 – Enterprise-Grade Data Protection
- 6 – Datacenter Equipment Requirements
- 7 – Support from the Developers
- 8 – Enterprise Authentication
- Developer-Friendly Cloud VPS
4 – Datacenter Cost of Ownership
Van Vugt says that Linux is free; the operating system itself is free. Nonetheless, you have to pay for the resources to run any program, of course. Plus, you typically will have to buy a high-end copy of Linux for the datacenter since free versions won’t necessarily meet your needs. That’s because free versions don’t have guarantees, essentially. In that sense, it should be understood that both Linux and Windows both come at a cost to business.
Typically, a business wants high reliability in their IT, high reliability that is also affordable. While the Linux OS won’t itself cost you anything, you’ll probably want a support package (or to go through a cloud hosting company). If you are deploying a server within your own datacenter, it often makes sense to get one from a firm that offers enterprise packages with support.
Linux is more affordable than Windows. That’s just a straight fact, because the Linux OS is free. Windows, on the other hand, charges a license for each user. It’s simply a different model.