Gartner Research

Linux and Windows Surpass Unix for ERP Application Server Deployments

Published: 20 April 2012

ID: G00232822

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson , Andrew Butler

Summary

Windows and Linux have surpassed Unix as primary application development and deployment platforms for ERP applications. Infrastructure architects and developers need to continue to move their ERP applications to Linux or Windows running on x86 platforms.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Impact: Offering key functionality for new workloads, Windows and Linux provide developers with the new natural path for ERP application development, vaulting ahead of Unix and proprietary platforms
  • Impact: Linux application installations have outpaced Unix application installations for ERP, making Linux the fastest-growing installed base over the last five years for ERP and ISV application development, while Windows remains the largest installed base for a single OS
  • Impact: Hybrid or mixed OS platform deployments lead to complex management environments for infrastructure and application developers

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