Customers standardizing on Linux: How, why, and the benefits

Now that Linux® has secured its position as a mainstream solution, it is not unusual to find customers that have made a broad commitment to Linux. Join our webinar to learn why these customers are so loyal.


Today, it's becoming increasingly common to find customers that have decided to standardize on Red Hat Enterprise Linux as their only Linux distribution—and frequently as their primary operating system—supporting their most business-critical applications and thousands of end users.

Join IDC analyst Al Gillen as he reviews Linux market trends and discusses the Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments of 4 leading customers that have made a broad and deep commitment to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The rationale leading to the decision to standardize on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • How internal clients are encouraged to get on board.
  • Why these customers are better positioned to leverage cloud computing.

Date: July 16, 2013

  • 13:00 UTC | 9 a.m. (New York) / 3 p.m. (Paris) / 6:30 p.m. (Mumbai)
Length: 01:00
Language: English
Audience: Business


Al Gillen program vice president, System Software, IDC
Marty Wesley senior product marketing manager, Red Hat

About Al Gillen: As program vice president of System Software, Al Gillen is responsible for IDC's operating systems and cloud and virtualization system software research, across both client and server on a worldwide basis. His coverage area includes in-depth analysis on operating system adoption and deployments, as well as oversight for research on server virtualization software, cloud system software, and client virtualization software. Gillen has over 30 years of computer industry experience. His research at IDC has included annual market share studies for operating system platforms, participation in special studies focusing on the total cost of ownership for Linux, Windows, and Unix systems in both client and server configurations, business value studies for virtualization software, server platform migration, Linux adoption, and the use of system software as part of cloud computing deployments.
About Marty Wesley: Marty has worked in a variety software product marketing and software product management roles for over 13 years in both large companies and start-ups. During that time, he has helped define and market infrastructure and business line applications based on open source software. His experience with commercial open source solutions dates back to the very beginning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux at Red Hat. Marty is now in product marketing at Red Hat and lives in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife and three kids.

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