IDC Perspective: The Business Case for Standardizing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

IDC analyst Al Gillen will provide an objective look at the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) comparison of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux compared to the use of non-paid Linux distributions.


Based on recent primary research conducted by IDC and commissioned by Red Hat, the result of this analysis is clear: organizations that have standardized on Red Hat Enterprise Linux recover up-front subscription costs through more efficient operations, higher ratios of servers and users per administrator, and a significantly lower downtime cost annually when compared to organizations that maintain a Linux server infrastructure that is primarily nonpaid and/or low cost.

To learn more about IDC's findings, register now.


Date: April 26, 2011

  • Available on-demand
Length: 01:00
Language: English
Audience: Business and Technical


Lars Herrmann Director, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat
Al Gillen Program Vice President, System Software, IDC

About Lars Herrmann: In his current role, Lars Herrmann is responsible for product strategy and direction for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on client and server systems. Lars has been involved with Open Source Software for more than 10 years, initially as a developer and community member, later in consulting, sales and management roles.
About Al Gillen: As program vice president, system software, Al Gillen is responsible for IDC's operating systems and virtualization research for both client and server systems on a worldwide basis. This coverage area includes in-depth analysis on operating system adoption and deployments, the emerging software appliance market, as well as oversight for research on both server virtualization and client virtualization software. Read his complete bio.