Find full and exact information on running Debian in a Business Environment. Below we provided a list of working hardware,risks associated with new hardware and potential workarounds for business appliance such as hardware SAS/SATA RAID, fiber optics, SCSI drives, etc. This page is run by Debian Business Users!
Keywords: HP, Dell, Corporation and Debian, Servers, Hardware and manufacturer support
Debian for Business
- Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 18733 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.
Who is using Debian
- There are thousand of users of debian. You can look at this list of organizations, corporations, and institutions, as well as governments.
Debian and HP
- "The Debian Project is well respected and strong in the open source development community. HP’s significant expertise with Debian stems from internal use and expertise by current and former employees who are active member participants with Debian committee projects."
- "HP capitalizes on the strength of Debian in vertical markets such as telco, health care, retail, and manufacturing, by developing extensions and supporting capabilities that address unique customer requirements."
- HP also offers hardware and software services running Debian GNU/Linux on their servers.
Debian and Dell
Dell doesn't officially endorses Debian, but it supports Ubuntu for PCs which is based on Debian. For servers support you have to decide case by case. Most of the hardware will work but there are reports that The three PowerEdge components that cause the most difficulty for new Debian sysadmins are the PERC 5 SAS RAID controllers (megaraid_sas driver), the SAS 5 non-RAID controllers (mptsas driver), and the Broadcom gigabit network adapters (bnx2 driver).
There is a Dell and Debian iso that has most of the new hardware drivers for woody/sarge, so potential Dell users should investigate which hardware would be required to do additional work on.