IDC Bullish on Linux in the Enterprise

“IDC analyst Al Gillen, who is giving the opening keynote at the
Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit kicking off today in Austin,
Texas, is expected to cite figures from an IDC white paper entitled
‘The Role of Linux Servers in Commercial Workloads’ that show that
Linux has done well and proved itself in the enterprise, and is
expected to continue that trend through 2011.

“The white paper notes that Linux is growing beyond its initial
usage roots in the enterprise, where it provided basic
infrastructure components such as Web, print, and DNS servers,
networking, and security services…”