IDC Paper - IBM PowerLinux Servers - Leveraging Virtualization for Operational Efficiency -

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Executive Summary

This paper examines the evolving role of Linux and its extended ecosystem in support of production applications. It also highlights the financial experiences of some customers who had deployed a variety of Linux workloads on Power Systems servers rather than on x86 servers with a low initial cost of acquisition. IDC conducted in-depth interviews with these customers to capture their costs of acquiring, deploying, and operating those PowerLinux systems over a period of three to five years. This document includes some of the results

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