Linux is also growing its use for mission critical workloads. In 2011, the Linux Foundation found that 65 percent of organizations were deploying Linux and 45 percent were deploying Windows. In 2014, 79 percent said that they were deploying Linux and 36 percent indicated that they had Windows deployments.
Looking specifically at Linux deployments 67 percent of organizations said they had already deployed either KVM or Xen hypervisors. Interestingly, 49 percent of organization indicated that they are evaluating or planning to deploy container technology.