IT Key Metrics Data 2014: Key Infrastructure Measures: Linux Server Analysis: Current Year


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This research contains high-level Linux server cost efficiency and staff productivity ratios. Information provided was collected throughout 2013 from a global audience. Key cost and support distributions as well as metrics based on OS instance environment scale are also included.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Overview
      • IT Key Metrics Data Research Background
      • IT Key Metrics Data Key Infrastructure Measures Overview
      • Using This Research
      • Gartner IT Key Metrics Data Series
      • IT Key Metrics Data Source
    • Linux Server Analysis Framework
      • Non-personnel Costs
      • Personnel Costs/FTEs
    • Linux Server Analysis Data Demographics
      • Linux Server Analysis Data Distribution by Environment Scale
      • Linux OS Instances per Server
    • Linux Server Cost as a Percent of Total IT Cost
    • Annual Linux Cost per OS Instance
    • Linux Server Cost Distribution
    • Linux Server FTEs as a Percent of Total IT FTEs
    • Salaries and Benefits Cost per Linux FTE
    • Linux Server Support Distribution: Insourced Versus Contractor
    • Linux OS Instances per FTE
    • Conclusions
    • Appendix: Exploring Gartner's Prescriptive Benchmark Analytics Capabilities
      • Gartner Benchmark Analytics Select Case Studies
  • Recommended Reading
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