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Analyst paper

The Economic Impact of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Trillions, yes trillions, of dollars

Discover how Red Hat customers get a trillion dollar benefit from their operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is integral to the worldwide economy. It’s expected to contribute to US$10 trillion of business revenues in 2019 alone. And it’s growing. 

This IDC study investigates the economic reach of Red Hat’s flagship operating system and why it’s the world's leading enterprise Linux platform. It identifies Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s global footprint, the advantages it brings to IT organizations, and the opportunity it creates for Red Hat’s partners and customers.

This year, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is:

  • Running 12.5% of all workloads worldwide.
  • Contributing to more than US$10 trillion in revenues worldwide.
  • Improving the bottom line for our customers by a total of US$1 trillion.
  • Saving IT organizations US$7 billion.

Download the study to learn more.​