12 Linux Reasons for Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers

Open Source Drivers
Dell works closely with Red Hat and SUSE before the release of our respective solutions to ensure that every device driver on our server is natively found in the RHEL and SLES distribution.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Certified and Supported
We want to provide compelling reasons for customers to deploy with confidence.  We ensure seamless functionality with Red Hat to ensure certification on both our enterprise platforms.  See here for Red Hat's HCL.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux Certified and Supported
Much like with RHEL, Dell collaborates closely with SUSE to tie our two technologies together to provide a more comprehensive solution.  See here for SUSE's "Yes" bulletins.
Full Linux Support by ProSupport
Our technical support group through our ProSupport offering are expertly trained and equipped with the right knowledge to troubleshoot virtually all issues.  Other than true bug issues, Dell resolves virtually all Linux-related technical issues.
13+ Years of Linux Experience
We design our products with Linux in mind.  It’s part of how we innovate and build our enterprise solutions.
Dedicated Linux Engineering
Our Linux engineers have established a testing and validation process that rigorously puts Linux distributions through a series of tests to ensure functionality.  We don’t launch until it’s green light across the board.
Full Systems Management Linux Support
Our OpenManage suite supports our Linux distributions.  Whether it’s monitoring server health, updating components or overall general server management, Dell fully supports.
Dell Linux IT Infrastructure
Aside from innovating with Linux, we use Linux to power the datacenter and run mission critical workloads.
Linux Consulting Services
We provide a full service offering from assessments to project management to integration to migrate your UNIX-based infrastructure to Linux on 12G platforms.
Faster Linux Deployment
Dell sends out as a standard option Red Hat Enterprise Linux server auto-entitled and both RHEL and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server factory-installed directly from the factory, saving you time from needing to install and activate your Linux license.
Linux Volume Licensing
We offer a comprehensive list of software solutions, including RHEL, SLES and even support for other Linux distributions.  We know Linux is the foundation for which you build and stack other software solutions on top.  Our Software and Peripherals organization provides that for you.
Enterprise Linux Platform Ecosystem
We provide end to end Linux integration with our Storage, Servers, Systems Management and Networking product lines.
Linux OEM Solutions
Ok, I lied.  There are more than 12 reasons, including building a Linux appliance on our enterprise platforms.

 By Tui Leauanae

Sr. Product Manager, Linux


About the Author: Tui Leauanae