The Business Value of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

A Cost-Effective, Efficient, and Reliable Operating Environment

Published December 2018

The Business Value of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

IDC interviewed 12 organizations to understand how they are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to support their business operations. These organizations reported that Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers provide a cost-effective, efficient, and reliable operating environment.

IDC compared key performance metrics and costs for the interviewed organizations’ server environments using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system with those for servers running alternative operating systems and determined that the organizations are realizing substantial business value by using Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

IDC projects that these organizations will achieve business benefits worth an average of $29,517 per 100 users per year, which would provide a three-year return on investment of 348%

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