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IT Key Metrics Data 2016: Key Infrastructure Measures: Linux x86 Server Analysis: Current Year

Published: 14 December 2015

ID: G00291385

Analyst(s): Shreya Futela , Linda Hall, Eric Stegman , Disha Badlani


This research contains high-level Linux x86 server cost efficiency and staff productivity ratios. Information provided was collected throughout 2015 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


  • 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 x86 Server Analysis Framework
    • Non-personnel Costs
    • Personnel Costs/FTEs
    • Change of Scope
  • Linux x86 Server Analysis Data Demographics
    • Linux x86 Server Analysis Data Distribution by Environment Scale
    • Linux x86 OS Instances per Server
  • Linux x86 Server Cost as a Percent of Total IT Cost
  • Annual Linux x86 Cost per OS Instance
  • Linux x86 Server Cost Distribution
  • Linux x86 Server FTEs as a Percent of Total IT FTEs
  • Salaries and Benefits Cost per Linux x86 FTE
  • Linux x86 Server Support Distribution: Insourced Versus Contractor
  • Linux x86 OS Instances per FTE
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix: Exploring Gartner's Prescriptive Benchmark Analytics Capabilities
    • Gartner Benchmark Analytics Select Case Studies

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