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The State of Enterprise Open Source


A Red Hat® Report

95% of respondents say open source is strategically important

39% extremely important

36% very important

20% important

5% somewhat important

95%

39% extremely important

36% very important

20% important

5% somewhat important

950

About this report

This survey of 950 IT leaders was commissioned by Red Hat to better understand the unique role of enterprise open source. Respondents were unaware that Red Hat was the sponsor of this research.

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77% of respondents agree enterprise open source will continue to grow

32% increase significantly

45% increase slightly

22% stay the same

1% decrease slightly

77%

32% increase significantly

45% increase slightly

22% stay the same

1% decrease slightly


Growth of open source software will come at the expense of proprietary software

average % used today average % used in two years 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%

Proprietary software

Enterprise open source software

Community-based open source software


Respondents cite security and cloud management tools as top uses of enterprise open source

52% 51% 49% 47%

Security

Cloud management tools

Database

Big data and analytics


Respondents cite higher quality software as top benefit of enterprise open source

33% 30% 29% 28% 28%

Higher quality software

Lower total cost of ownership

Better security

Designed to work in cloud, cloud-native tech

Ability to safely leverage open source tech


Hybrid cloud architectures + enterprise open source enable digital transformation

63%

54%

63% of IT leaders have a hybrid cloud infrastructure today.

Among those who don’t, 54% plan to have one within the next 24 months.


83%

83% of IT leaders say enterprise open source has been instrumental in their organization’s ability to take advantage of cloud architectures.


Enterprise open source is for innovators

86% of IT leaders say the most innovative companies are using enterprise open source

Enterprise Open Source Report 2020

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The full report details how and why open source solutions are making their way into enterprises with such remarkable momentum. And it explains some of the ways companies are turning to enterprise open source solutions to modernize their approaches to IT and digitally transform their businesses.

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