Virtualization

Achieving Technical and Business Benefits Through Processor Virtualization: Everybody Into the Pool!

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Executive Summary

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), an $8 billion global health enterprise, utilizes IBM Power Systems servers and AIX to operate many of its business critical databases and applications. It has taken advantage of IBM's latest offerings in both hardware and software, and especially virtualization. This includes I/O VirtualizatIOn (VIO), Storage Virtualization (SVC), and, of course, CPU virtualization. The ability to micro-partition, share, and uncap CPUs on a Power server has been around for a few years, and the extent to which this technology is used will vary from one customer to the next.

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