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November 12, 2010

Red Hat jacks up RHEL pricing

Filed under: linux,News — Nate @ 10:11 am

I didn’t think they would do this, but Red Hat, along with RHEL 6 introduced some pretty dramatic price hikes.

They seem to have done away with the “unlimited socket” licensing and have at least two tiers – two socket and four socket.

What used to cost $2,499 for Red Hat Advanced Server Premium for unlimited sockets, now costs $6,498 for four sockets, a 260% increase.

That is very Oracle-esque, maybe even worse than Oracle, the biggest hikes I recall Oracle doing was in the 30-50% range. Wonder if there will be any push back from customers.

They don’t seem to mention socket licensing beyond 4 sockets.

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