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Comment Re:Oh please (Score 1) 89

They have a lot of servers and it's more cost effective to come up with their own solution for management, monitoring, maintanance, etc?
You can't exactly wait for a kernel patch or a fix for a breaking change if you're working with over a million servers.
Also to get bang for your buck You need your programs with a lot of patches to make them fit for your specific requirements and stripped of any code that goes unused or is deemed a security risk which means a whole lot of packages that are compiled in-house. hell even individual packages that are forked are posing problems for them (see https://boringssl.googlesource...)
All of this means you have to use your own package repositories which means even if they use redhat as a base it's not redhat anymore.
Did I mention ridiculous pricing?

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