Gartner Research

IT Key Metrics Data 2014: Key Infrastructure Measures: Linux Server Analysis: Multiyear

Published: 16 December 2013

ID: G00258874

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


This research contains high-level Linux server cost efficiency and staff productivity ratios for organizations managing operations internally. Information provided was collected between 2012— 2013 from a global audience.

Table Of Contents


  • 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 Cost as a Percent of Total IT Cost
  • Annual Linux Cost per OS Instance
  • Linux Server Cost Distribution
  • Linux OS Instances per Server
  • 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

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