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Business value of Red Hat solutions compared to unpaid alternatives

Numerous IDC research studies have found that the operational expenses (OpEx) associated with maintaining free open source software is far higher than subscription-based supported open source software from Red Hat. Free software requires expertise on staff to stay close to the project’s community, and requires these experts to vet, qualify, and apply upstream fixes and patches to live systems, along with upgrades to stay in synch with the fast-moving upstream code base. Download this Business Value study to learn more.


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