Webinar

How free software can be more expensive than paid alternatives

Watch recording from July 18, 2019

Learn how paid subscriptions for open source software increase operational efficiency and reduce costs

It's a common, unfortunate myth that community-supported, free, open source software is a better value, lower cost solution for running highly available, reliable, and critical workloads in datacenters and cloud deployments. In the context of the larger investment, though, the reality is that the expense of commercially supported open source software is an investment that produces more secure platforms that deliver better availability, greater agility, and lower long-term operational costs. 

Join Al Gillen, IDC Vice President, as he reviews IDC research about the use of Red Hat® commercially supported, enterprise products and their cost and business benefits to customers.

 

Live event date: Thursday, July, 18, 2019 | 11 a.m. ET

On-demand event: Available for one year afterward.


Al Gillen

Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source, IDC

Al Gillen oversees IDC's software development research portfolio, which includes research on census, demographics, and developer activities; Platform-as-a-Service and cloud application services for developers; and developer life cycle and quality assurance products. Al has participated in many studies that tie together platform and system software research, including mapping workloads to software markets, business value, ROI and cost-of-ownership studies, the business value of virtualization, and server platform migration. This research has been conducted across operating systems including Linux, Windows and Unix.