Low cost of ownership.
The user pays not for using the programs themselves, but only for technical support, if needed. Dependence on manufacturers of software products,
on their licensing and pricing policy, is reduced, the need for license fees is completely eliminated.
High reliability and safety.
The operability and correct functioning of OpenSource products are verified by millions of enthusiasts and professionals around the world.
At the same time, code availability means predictable behavior. In the field of servers used in business - database servers, mail servers, file servers, etc.
Note that ensuring the stable operation of servers under heavy load requires software to be largely reliable and secure. The popularity of free software in this area shows that it is capable of providing operational reliability suitable for corporate applications.
Flexible customization possibilities.
Another feature that attracts companies to Open Source software is the ability to fine-tune software to suit their individual needs and tasks.
As they see fit. With proprietary solutions, organizations must use the purchased software “as is,” or pay high fees to the developer for customization.
Rapid introduction of new technologies.
The growing popularity and active support of the platform, as well as its ecosystems by the leaders of the IT market,
open source code directly contribute to the fact that all new opportunities and technologies quickly appear in OpenSource products.