Virtualization

Historic Railroad Stays on the Cutting Edge

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Executive Summary

Maintaining its position on the cutting edge of train technology, Union Pacific has launched a multi-million-dollar, multi-year transition from a mainframe to a distributed computing environment. The success of the new distributed environment depends on the performance of the servers in Union Pacific's data centers. As a solution Union Pacific deployed Dell PowerEdge R905 and 6950 servers, powered by the AMD Opteron processor for all of Union Pacific's virtualization, and mission-critical applications. Operating-system-based virtualization software, including Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V and RedHat Xen.

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