IDC's Operating Environments service helps product, marketing, and strategic planning professionals assess where the best opportunities exist for the most critical infrastructure software layers in today's market. This service analyzes the growth or decline of individual operating systems markets — both client and server and physical and virtual — and closely tracks transitions between platforms as user preferences shift. It also provides subscribers with direct access to IDC's top industry experts, who can supply competitive analysis and positioning advice, identify strategic partnering opportunities, assist with speaking to the investment community, provide press quotes, and more.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
Update of Windows 8 and Windows Server
How is Windows 8 being received as a tablet OS?
The role of operating environments in a cloud infrastructure
Platform migration: What happens next?
The shifting of market positions for Red Hat's competition
How does Linux evolve in a cloud-centric world?
The impact of virtualization on server operating environments
The impact of virtualization on client operating environments
Operating Environment Forecasts and Analyses
Windows Client and Server Market Trends
Impact of Virtualization and Cloud Computing on Operating Systems
Linux Market Trends
Unix Market Including Migration Trends
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
Key Questions Answered
What operating environments are going to be successful in a virtualized and cloud-centric world?
How are virtualized operating systems growing, and what products are most widely used?
Red Hat dominates the Linux market: What comes next?
How is nonpaid Linux used in cloud/service providers?
How is client virtualization affecting the client OS market?
What happens to the Unix installed base as customers continue to decrease their use of Unix?
Cloud OS Use
Source: IDC's 2012 Server Platform Multiclient Study
IDC analyzes the strategies, market positions, and future directions of major vendors in the operating environments market. A representative list of these vendors may include Apple, Canonical/Ubuntu, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Flag, Red Hat, and SUSE Linux.
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