Red Hat vs. Windows for server share: The battle just heating up
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"Red Hat executives say they are going after Windows
workloads in the enterprise and winning their share of deals.
However, the effort will take time and the battle is really over
new computing workloads.
"The Red Hat Enterprise Linux-Windows Server duel is worth
noting. According to IDC's most recent data, Windows servers have
47.7 percent of the market with third quarter revenue of $5.6
billion, up 26 percent from a year ago. Linux servers represent
17.5 percent of industry revenue and third quarter revenue grew
32.6 percent to $2.1 billion. Unix server revenue has 21.5 percent
market share, but is fading. IBM's z/OS has 8.6 percent of the
"In a nutshell, Windows servers have the most market share and
nice growth. It's just a matter of time before Linux servers
eclipse Unix to become No. 2."