Linux Adoption Trends 2012: A Survey of Enterprise End Users
The Linux Foundation, in partnership with Yeoman Technology Group, recently conducted an invitation-only survey of 1893 enterprise Linux users. The survey pool was comprised of The Linux Foundation End User Council, as well as other companies, organizations and government agencies selected by The Linux Foundation and Yeoman.
This paper reports on the findings of that survey, with a focus on the 428 respondents who work for organizations with sales of more than $500 million or 500+ employees. The number of respondents from the largest enterprises in the world grew by more than 10% this year, giving us an even better picture of enterprise Linux adoption trends.
This year’s Enterprise Linux survey shows that affinity among new and veteran Linux users continues to increase at the expense of Windows and Unix. Eighty-four percent of organizations currently using Linux have expanded its usage over the last twelve months, and continue to rely on it as their preferred platform for “greenfield” deployments, as well as for mission-critical applications.