Linux Foundation Report Shows Growing Linux Adoption Rates in the Enterprise

Posted by rendsley on Jan 20, 2012 12:04 AM EDT; By Rikki Endsley
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New survey shows Linux as the preferred platform for Big Data, virtualization, and cloud computing trends.

Released today, Linux Adoption Trends 2012: A Survey of Enterprise End Users is based on responses from 428 IT professionals from organizations with US$ 500 million or more a year in revenues or 500+ employees and is available for download from the Linux Foundation site. Among the key findings, the study shows that 8 out of 10 respondents say that they've added Linux servers in the past 12 months and plan to add more in the next year. The same number of respondents say they plan to add more Linux over the next five years, compared to only 21.7% of respondents planning an increase in Windows servers. When it comes to Big Data, almost 72% of respondents choose Linux as the platform, whereas 35.9% plan to use Windows.

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