With Red Hat, you can modernize your datacenter and lower your TCO. Standardizing on Red Hat® solutions and industry-standard x86 hardware platforms gives you a simpler infrastructure that requires far fewer resources to manage while providing the availability, reliability, and flexibility you need to support your critical business systems.
A premier global market intelligence firm determined that infrastructure platforms based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux® experienced 34% lower annual TCO per user compared to Microsoft Windows servers. The study reported considerable savings for Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers across three categories of IT operational expenses: IT server infrastructure costs, IT staffing efficiency, and costs stemming from lost productivity.2
According to another study, migrating away from proprietary UNIX/RISC systems to Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers an average return on investment of 410% over 3 years. 3
When you commoditize your virtual server infrastructure with Red Hat, you gain even greater cost efficiency and reduce complexity. The Red Hat subscription model can immediately save 30% or more in operational expenses compared to VMware vSphere.4,5 Red Hat also leads the industry with 12 of the top 13 virtual machine densities.6
"Enterprises are increasingly adopting Linux as a secure, reliable, and high-performing platform that lowers acquisition and operating costs while providing the agility needed to anticipate and react to changing business conditions."
Market research company IDC found that standardized Red Hat infrastructure solutions, on average:
2. “Doing More with Less,” Red Hat, 2013.
3. “Migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Lower the Total Cost of Ownership,” Alinean Inc., February 2014.
4. Red Hat Virtualization versus VMware vSphere competitive pricing review, redhat.com/en/resources/rhev-vmware-pricing-guide, as of 5/19/14
5. vmware.com/products/vsphere/pricing.html as of 05/09/14