How Can I Justify Using Red Hat When CentOS Exists? – Slashdot.
CentOS’s release schedule has been really struggling recently. Release 6 was almost edging a 250 day delay over Red Hat.
CentOS have still to announce an official date for 6.1 to be released, which Red Hat released back on May 19th. There is a lot of uncertainty regarding CentOS releases and as such in my opinion makes CentOS not the ideal choice for the enterprise.
Other advantages are Red Hat’s support services and the Red Hat Network (RHN) are second to none. RHN alone is what convinced us to pony up money for licenses.
The gist of the advantages are: better support, quicker updates/security fixes, easier and centralised management of multiple servers with the only disadvantage being a price tag.
Interesting discussion about this over on Slashdot.