SANTA CRUZ, CA, October 3, 2006 - According to Evans Data Corp's latest Enterprise Development Issues Survey, Linux use in the servers of large companies is continuing to rise. The survey, to which nearly 400 developers and IT professionals from companies with 1000+ employees contributed, found that 73% of enterprise companies are running Linux on at least some of their servers. Just six months ago that figure was 67% and a year ago, 65%.
"We continue to see Linux making deeper inroads into the Enterprise space as it matures to handle more critical business workloads," states John Andrews, President of Evans Data. "We are continuing to see more and more enterprise IT managers make better use of Linux, integrating it into their heterogeneous environments where it makes the best business sense."
Other findings from Volume I of the 2006 Enterprise Survey of almost 400 developers:
- Grid computing is on the rise. Fifteen percent of respondents are currently using a grid computing strategy, up from 10% six months ago. One third of enterprise companies either have a grid in place or expect to in the next twelve months.
- Eighteen percent of those surveyed are currently implementing Rich Internet Applications, a 50% increase from six months ago.
- Desktop database usage is slipping. Only about half of respondents use desktop databases compared to 66% one year ago.
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