The State of Enterprise Open Source


A Red Hat® Report

Open source is more important than ever

Learn why IT leaders are prioritizing enterprise open source over traditional solutions to meet challenges and build their infrastructure strategies in the 2022 State of Enterprise Open Source report.

IT leaders are choosing to work with enterprise open source vendors

82%

82% are more likely to select a vendor who contributes to the open source community

1,296

total interviews were conducted with IT leaders worldwide


About this report

This survey of 1,296 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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Top reasons why enterprise open source vendors are preferred

1

Familiar with open source processes

49%

2

Help sustain healthy open source communities

49%

3

Can influence the development of necessary features

48%

4

More effective if I face technical challenges

46%

The move from proprietary software toward open source solutions is accelerating

Proprietary

45% 37%

Today

In two years

Proprietary

Today

In two years

Enterprise open source

29% 34%

Today

In two years

Enterprise open source

Today

In two years

Community-based open source

21% 24%

Today

In two years

Community-based open source

Today

In two years

IT leaders are currently making good use of emerging technologies

71% 68% 71% 61%

Artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML)

Containers

Edge computing or Internet of Things
(IoT)

Serverless
computing

71% - Artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML)

68% - Containers

71% - Edge computing or Internet of Things (IoT)

61% - Serverless computing

Enterprise open source is expected to play a larger role in emerging technologies over the next two years

80%

80% expect to increase their use of enterprise open source software for emerging technologies

IT leaders trust the security of open source

89% see enterprise open source as more secure or as secure as proprietary software

Enterprise open source software continues to be valued for its security features

52%Security patches are well-documented

55%Well-tested open source code for in-house applications

44%More people review and test the code

51%Vulnerability patches are available quickly

38%My team can audit the code

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The full report tracks changes in the usage and attitudes towards enterprise open source over time, by region, and across industries. It illustrates trends in perceptions of trust and security as it relates to enterprise open source software, its vendors, and the open source community.

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