Gartner Research

IT Key Metrics Data 2013: Key Infrastructure Measures: Unix Server Analysis: Current Year

Published: 14 December 2012

ID: G00246751

Analyst(s): Eric Stegman , Jamie Guevara , Linda Hall


This research contains high-level Unix server cost efficiency and support staff productivity ratios for organizations managing operations internally. Information provided was collected throughout 2012 from a global audience. This research also includes key cost and support distributions as well as metrics based on OS Instance environment scale.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Overview
    • IT Key Metrics Data Research Background
    • Using This Research
    • Gartner IT Key Metrics Data Series
    • IT Key Metrics Data Source
  • Unix Server Analysis Framework
    • Non-personnel Costs
    • Personnel Costs/FTEs
  • Unix Server Analysis Data Demographics
    • Unix Server Analysis Data Distribution by Environment Scale
    • Unix OS Instances per Server
  • Unix Server Cost as a Percent of Total IT Cost
  • Annual Unix Cost per OS Instance
  • Unix Server Cost Distribution
  • Unix Server FTEs as a Percent of Total IT FTEs
  • Salaries and Benefits Cost per Unix FTE
  • Unix Server Support Distribution: Insourced vs. Contractor
  • Unix OS Instances per FTE
  • Conclusions
  • Related IT Key Metrics Data Research

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