Virtualization

Virtualization & TCO: Linux Vs. Microsoft

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Executive Summary

Analysis of results from the 2008 x86 Vendor Preference Survey shows interesting and significant differences in virtualization adoption for customers who predominantly use Linux vs. customers who have standardized on Windows operating systems. The authors found that Linux-centric customers in the survey have implemented virtualization in greater numbers, to a greater extent, and are getting more benefits from virtualization technology. Windows-centric customers have also adopted virtualization, but not to the same degree, and they do not report receiving the same level of benefit.

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