Today, I am writing something we all definitely need to put our thoughts on.
According to a recent survey report from The Linux Foundation, Linux operating system is leading Windows on both the cloud and in enterprise application deployments. The Linux Foundation discovers that the Enterprise Linux is booming at the expense of Windows. Interestingly, this has been the case for the past several years. It has to be understood that the Enterprise Applications are provided at the expense of Windows and Unix operating systems.
Well, Windows could still be considered a Desktop favorite, but if we speak about Enterprise level and Cloud, it is all together a different scene – Linux leads the way. Companies who have already invested in Linux are turning more and more of their critical work to Linux over Windows. The Linux Foundation report exhibits a tremendous increase in the Linux application deployments from 65% to 79%, whereas the deployment of Windows has fallen from 45% to 36% over the last 4 years.
Let us pull in a graph showing Enterprise deployment in the last 4 years; clearly indicates that Linux deployment rose sharply by 14% which is massive. Whereas, the case of Windows – the deployment fell dramatically by 9%
I further would like to stress that Linux is the enjoying and leading Enterprise shift to cloud. In the survey, almost around 75% of the enterprises reported that they use Linux as the primary cloud platform. In total, less than 24% uses Windows and a minority of 2% uses Unix. Substantiating the buzz behind Microsoft CEO, Mr. Satya Nadella’s love for Linux.
Why would there be such a leading margin?
The major advantages why Enterprises consider Linux a better option than Windows would be the technical prowess, security and an obvious factor – the cost. Importantly, a huge majority of Enterprises trust Linux to be more secure than all the other operating systems. This has led to a steady growth for Enterprise Linux which continues to increase every year, at the expense of other Operating systems. The Linux Foundation reports that more than 87% of organizations, added Linux servers in 2014 and 82% prepare to add more next year.
In a nutshell, lets underline this – “The Linux deployment has risen, while deployment of Windows continues to fall”. Been said that, the situation at the employment chapter seems to be a little different.
Finding Linux talent has been reported to be a major concern, since Linux is growing at such a rapid rate. Only just above 40% is the trained Linux staff found in the worlds largest largest enterprises and this is posted as a major problem. Specifically, the data from over a thousand hiring managers found that 77 percent of hiring managers have “hiring Linux talent” on their top priorities for 2014-15, up from 70 percent a year ago.
Linux is growing, Linux talents are being sought for! This is Your Wake up Call.