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Published on: November 09, 2011
Type of content: WHITE PAPER
Length: 13 pages
Over the past decade the trend in infrastructure design has been towards scale-out architectures based on the x86 processor, where many machines are clustered together in order to create a virtual mainframe. In this paper we set out to challenge this approach and to demonstrate that modern mainframe technology represents a viable scale-up alternative to the current vogue for racks filled with blades, looking in particular at the way organisations can benefit in terms of improved agility, increased reliability and cost savings by consolidating Oracle databases onto IBM’s zEnterprise and Enterprise Linux Servers (ELS). The key to the zEnterprise proposition lies in the fact that it can be used as a scale-out within environment, providing a highly secure platform within which multiple independent workloads can be hosted.
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