IDC whitepaper: Linux in the mainstream

Business-critical workloads are quickly becoming the norm

Sponsored by: Red Hat

This IDC whitepaper takes a look at the growth of Linux as a server operating system and examines how deployment form factors have changed over time. Today, commercial Linux has become a key platform across many workloads. This paper considers both workload data and the ecosystem that has grown to support the opportunity for Linux deployments, including application software, application development and deployment software, and infrastructure software. Detailed case studies covering the Red Hat® customers mentioned in this paper are available in a companion document.