IDC case study: Graybar

Graybar is a North American Fortune 500 distributor of electrical, communications, and data networking products and a provider of supply chain management and logistics services. Graybar serves the construction market; the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market; and the industrial and utility markets. Its products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, and original equipment manufacturing.

As a provider of inventory and supply chain management solutions, Graybar required a Linux operating system (OS) that delivered best-in-class security, reliability, and performance for modern edge solutions. Moreover, it sought an OS that simplified deployment, day-to-day operations, and workload portability across the datacenter and cloud infrastructures.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) specializes in deployments for hybrid and multicloud environments, automation, and security. These capabilities rendered it the obvious choice for Graybar.