Virtualization

IBM EX5: Breaking Virtualization Barriers?

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Executive Summary

Enterprise x86 customers increasingly look to x86 systems as a virtualized destination for mission-critical and other workloads. In order for these servers to fulfill this vital role, they must continue to "Grow up" and take the next steps toward becoming a mature and highly flexible platform that can host multiple important applications. IBM's eX5 architecture advances the 'State of the art' in x86 by adding features and capabilities that extend the traditional x86 architecture and allow customers to get much more value from their x86 investment in terms of performance, facilities, and data center labor. The new features in these systems should also pay virtualization dividends, allowing much higher system utilization rates and improved TCO.

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