This IDC study provides worldwide market share data for server operating environment new license shipments, new subscriptions, and nonpaid deployments for calendar year 2017."Operating systems remain a critical component of modern infrastructure as the underlying platform for hosting applications across different deployments and delivery models," said Stephen Belanger, senior research analyst, Computing Platforms, IDC. "The OS market continued its growth trend from a unit shipment standpoint during 2017, which was due in no small part to continued cloud buildout and robust demand for nonpaid Linux."
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