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Apr172010

IDC’s Business-Critical Workloads White Paper

IDC released a analysis of the x86 server market “Business-Critical Workloads: Supporting Business-Critical: Computing with an Integrated Server Platform (embedded below).” What does the white paper show? Clearly, IT managers have realized that large, proprietary UNIX systems cost their businesses more all up (support, staff, hardware, other). That realization shows itself in IDC’s numbers – shipment growth rates for these big RISC dinsours is flat or declining while the rest of the technology world continues to expand. In many data centers UNIX systems are already gone. Archeologial expeditions below the raised floor can yield remiders of their existenct – strange LVD SCSI cables and nutty looking power connectors. “BP workloads are progressively shifting from mainframes and host servers based upon RISC and EPIC (Itanium-based) architectures to x86 servers” (BP = Business Processing):


Business-Critical Workloads: Supporting Business-Critical: Computing with an Integrated Server Platform

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