by Oracle Corporation
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Published on: December 19, 2008
Type of content: WHITE PAPER
Length: 11 pages
The typical IT department runs a diverse set of software apps, each with its own dedicated hardware. This creates isolated islands of infrastructure, resulting in server utilisation rates of less than 10 percent. This is an inefficient use of resources, and can also lead to reliability hassles and difficulties with diagnosing problems.
The right foundational middleware can help this situation. Traditionally, middleware has been designed around "one application per server" practices – practices that are in fact quite old, and not suitable for today’s data centres.
Many companies are turning to a new concept called application grid: an infrastructure layer beneath the application layer that pools and dynamically provisions the resources on which those applications run. It allows data centres to run more efficiently, using less hardware, less software and less IT resources.
Learn more in this paper.