Survey: 98% Enterprise Respondents Use Open Source Software

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 17, 2010


Zenoss has released the 2010 Open Source Systems Management Survey results. According to the company's news release, the survey was based on more than 950 completed surveys gathered at the USENIX Large Installation System Administration conference and within the Zenoss open source systems management community. Noted in the survey highlights is that 98 percent of the survey respondents indicated usage of open source software and systems in their enterprises.


The survey also indicated that most had a satisfaction level between 7 and 8 out of ten with open source software.

"Additional key findings in the 2010 Open Source Systems Management Survey include:
- 98% of the survey respondents indicated usage of open source in their enterprises.
- 71% of 2009 respondents indicated that open source software was easier to deploy up from 48% in 2008, 38% in 2007 and 26% in 2006.
- 76% of system administrators in large enterprises indicate they prefer to use open source whenever possible.

"When asked their degree of satisfaction with open source software on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 indicating most satisfied) users indicated an average level of satisfaction between 7 and 8."

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