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."