2021 Server Leaders: Server OS
Multi-user operating systems used to host tier-1 business applications.
Red Hat (Linux) Now Wins More Categories than Microsoft (Windows) in Server OS Voting
Windows has overshadowed Linux in terms of market share and brand leadership. In the 2021 IT brand leader survey Red Hat (Linux) was voted brand leader in 4 of 6 categories. However, Microsoft (Windows) was voted the Market leader and Service & Support leader. This demonstrates that service and support defines market leadership for server operating systems.
Market Leader: Microsoft
Price Leader: Red Hat
Performance Leader: Red Hat
Reliability Leader: Red Hat
Innovation Leader: Red Hat
Service & Support Leader: Microsoft