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Linux Set to Eat Into Windows Server Share?

As enterprises look at building out their infrastructure to support new services and growth, will they just buy more of the same, albeit newer, servers?

ServerWatch reports on a survey just released by the Linux Foundation of almost 2,000 enterprise users to find out. The survey looked both at plans for the next year as well as the five year outlook. There was also some interesting data on these user's plans for broader adoption of cloud computing technologies – which doesn't seem high on the priority list for most of them; at least not for the next 12 months.


Linux is growing in the enterprise with adoption set to expand over the next five years, according to data from a study sponsored by the Linux Foundation.

The Linux Foundation conducted a survey of nearly 2,000 enterprise users and found that 76.4 percent of respondents are set to add Linux servers in the next 12 months. In contrast, only 41.2 percent of respondents indicated that they planned to be adding new Windows servers during that same period. The picture looks even brighter for Linux when looking at the five year view.

Read the full article at Server Watch:
Linux Gaining Share at Windows' Expense