Quantifying the Business Benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Solutions: An IDC Whitepaper
As a development and deployment platform, RHEL offers an efficient, scalable, and robust operating environment with certified security and flexible deployment options in physical and virtualized environments.
To assess and quantify the business benefits of RHEL, IDC recently conducted in-depth interviews with IT staff members of 21 companies using RHEL servers. The organizations represent a broad range of industries and have an average of 22,700 employees. RHEL servers accounted for 23% of the servers deployed at these organizations. IDC asked a series of quantitative questions on the organizations' server environments, including infrastructure and IT support costs, and on downtime and agility metrics. IDC then compared the results against industry averages to determine the financial benefits provided by the RHEL servers.