Replacing OpenGeo Suites on Windows with GeoServer on Linux

After our initial installation of OpenGeo Suites for WMS service on Windows, we encountered some stability issues that could not be resolved. We could have hired some high priced consultants to debug the issue but we opted for a lighter weight infrastructure.

Our initial system specs:

  • Windows Server 2008
  • 4GB ram
  • Quad core
  • Open Geo Suites running as Windows application

Our slim and fast system specs:

  • Ubuntu 10.04
  • 512MB ram
  • Quad core
  • GeoServer running as java process

So far so good. All layers are loading super fast. We will see how the stability issue is resolved. At least we are using a lot few resources now which makes scaling out to a cluster of GeoServers much more affordable.