Shuttleworth: Ubuntu rockets up at enterprises

15 maart 2012
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If data presented in a in a blog post by Ubuntu project founder and “benevolent dictator” Mark Shuttleworth is any indication, then Canonical’s Ubuntu variant of the Debian strain of Linux is waxing on public web services while Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is waning.

“A remarkable thing happened this year: companies started adopting Ubuntu over RHEL for large-scale enterprise workloads, in droves,” Shuttleworth declared.

The Ubuntu project leader backed up this claim with data gathered by Austrian market researcher W3Techs, which polls the top 1 million Web sites in the world, based on their rankings with Amazon’s Alexa service, and cases the various software technologies powering those sites.

In his blog, he singled out Ubuntu versus RHEL and only for a subset of the data for sites using Linux on some aspect of their public web sites. Many Web sites have multiple operating systems running across their web infrastructure, so the percentages add up to more than 100 per cent. Here’s the trend lines for Ubuntu and RHEL over the past year. And yes, it was silly to have RHEL in black and Ubuntu in red, but there you have it:

Ubuntu on the rise, RHEL slipping a bit (click to enlarge)

“The trend is even starker if you look at what we know of new-style services, like clouds and big data, but since most of that happens behind the firewall it’s all anecdata [sic], while web services are a public affair,” Shuttleworth continued.

But don’t get the wrong idea. The web is not just about Ubuntu versus RHEL. Hardly, in fact.

W3Techs shakes out redirects like www.sun.com now jumping to www.oracle.com. So the number of sites in the data is actually a little lower than 1 million. And across those sites, Ubuntu distributions were in use on a

Bron: The Register Lees het complete artikel hier: http://go.theregister.com/i/cfa/http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/14/shuttleworth_ubuntu_enterprise_web/

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