Analyst Paper

The Total Economic Impact™ Of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Microsoft Azure

A Forrester Total Economic Impact™ Study Commissioned By Red Hat and Microsoft

Red Hat and Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® on Microsoft Azure.

Using customer interviews and data aggregation, Forrester reports on the 3-year financial impact of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Microsoft Azure including business continuity savings, reduction in datacenter spend, full-time employee (FTE) reallocation towards value-added initiatives, and reduction in conventional solution costs.

Additionally, the investment allows hybrid scenarios, licensing flexibility, ease of procurement and purchasing, and improved security posture from better manageability and monitoring.

A few of the quantified benefits Forrester identified from customers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Microsoft Azure organizations listed in the Forrester report include:
  • Improved business continuity as a result of 50% reduction in outage frequency and 85% reduction in outage downtime.
  • 80% reduction in datacenter spend.
  • 40% FTE reallocation towards value-add business initiatives.
  • 60% reduction in legacy solution costs.
Download the report to learn about the value of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Microsoft Azure.
  • 1. Total Economic Impact is a methodology developed by Forrester Research that enhances a company’s technology decision-making processes and assists vendors in communicating the value proposition of their products and services to clients. The TEI methodology helps companies demonstrate, justify, and realize the tangible value of IT initiatives to both senior management and other key business stakeholders.