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PRNewswire: IDC Uncovers the Drivers for Linux and NT Server Sales

Apr 24, 2000, 19:04 (1 Talkback[s])

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"IDC's new study, Server Workloads 2000 -- Understanding Server Deployment, reveals surprisingly similar workload patterns between Windows NT and Linux. Slightly more than 60% of NT spending and nearly 55% of Linux spending were for infrastructure and collaborative workloads."

"When building new business strategies, it's critical for server vendors to understand the opportunities available in the server marketplace with respect to workloads," said Matt Eastwood, an IDC Commercial Systems and Servers program research manager."

"IDC reports that infrastructure functions overall account for 29.3% of worldwide spending for servers and in the near future will continue to drive many server sales. Application development was also high in 1999, owing to the early development efforts on Linux and Y2K projects on other platforms."

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