Virtualization

Plala Networks Cuts Costs by Utilizing Virtualization Technology on IBM System p

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Executive Summary

Plala Networks increased the number of servers to keep pace with an increase in members. Optional services for top-tier homepage members were also increasing capacity requirements. As a result of these demands, the server infrastructure and support environment began to run into complications, and the company's CGI system suffered from inefficiency problems. Plala Networks installed two IBM System p5 550Q servers, each of which has the setting capability of a maximum of 40 logical partitions. Each server operates from five or more set logical partitions. Allocation of external storage space to logical partitions as a virtual disk resource by the Virtual I/O Server enables resource leveling and efficient utilization of disk space.

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