What do you like best?
Stability and most applications designed for Linux support this distribution. Security is also of utmost importance. We can rely on redhat fixing all security related issues reported by our vulnerability assessment.
Redhat supports a wide array of hardware. We can always find drivers that support redhat.
What do you dislike?
Often lags behind competitors in terms of release of new features. Though stability and security is forefront.
Docker and containerization is becoming popular so Redhat should look into getting this into this area.
I think pricing is always going to be a dislike factor as Redhat is expected to compete with many free distributions. That being said, we value the effort they are required to put in to provide stable and continual advancement to the Redhat community.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Redhat is stable and secure platform. You can rely on them to release security fixes timely which is critical for a secure enterprise environment.
Definately hire folks who have the RHCE certification as they are put through a a tough hands on exam unlike many vendors that test inviduals based on paper knowledge. You are guaranteed to get an individual of high caliber and ability.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We can always trust Redhat to deliver a secure and stable platform. We can always hire people with Redhat knowledge as well as find administrators with Redhat certifications and provide our employees with training.
Redhat is supported by most enterprise management tools such as puppet and ansible.