Understanding Linux Deployment Strategies: The Business Case for Standardizing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Industry analyst firm IDC recently conducted primary research, commissioned by Red Hat, to determine the total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides in the long term versus running mixed environments or primarily non-paid Linux distributions.

The results of this analysis are clear: Organizations that standardize  on Red Hat Enterprise Linux recover their up-front subscription costs faster through more efficient operations, less downtime and a more productive IT staff. Key findings include:

  • Organizations that standardize on Red Hat Enterprise Linux have more efficient IT staffs
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers experience about one-fifth the amount of downtime as organizations using primarily non-paid Linux distributions
  • Organizations that heavily use non-paid Linux have almost double the total operational costs
  • Time to market for new application deployments can be greatly reduced with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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