Date Added: Jul 2009
Linux has come a long way in the past decade. Considered to be little more than a curious phenomenon by enterprise customers 10 years ago, Linux is increasingly becoming a platform of choice for business-critical application deployment today. This growing confidence in Linux comes from a well-earned reputation for stability and reliability, broad hardware support, and a growing application portfolio. Adoption by real customers gives color to this trend. IDC finds that customer stories of business-critical deployments have become relatively easy to find. Customers are placing considerable business reliance on Linux, and the operating system, when deployed on enterprise-grade hardware options, performs well in this role.