5 Primary Reasons for Using Open Source Platforms

zenoss state of open source reportBy: John Boyle >> In The 2016 State of Open Source Report, Zenoss collected responses from a wide range of IT professionals. Leveraging Zenoss’ 10-year history within the Open Source software community, this research survey set out to understand how prevalently open source software platforms where being utilized in today’s modern enterprise environments, how the changing tide of hybrid IT system deployments was effecting their adoption and use, as well as the types of workloads and applications where open source software was being most heavily leveraged.

From this survey, there were 5 primary reasons respondents highlighted for using Open Source Platforms:

1. Cost

“The software does exactly what we need at a minimal cost.”

2. Support

"By paying a subscription you get the same experience as you do with proprietary software, only for far less money."

3. Flexibility

“Open source allows us to move quickly and meet changing demands.”

4. Community

“For most applications the community is very active and the software is well supported, especially with security updates.”

5. Platform

“It is amazing the breadth and quality that can be had in modern open source projects.”

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