WebSphere Transaction Cluster Facility
As with many companies, user likely has an IT environment that includes multiple, diverse technology platforms, applications, and assets. Furthermore, user is probably under constant pressure to rationalize and reduce this environment to a smaller set of target platforms and infrastructure that can enable cost reduction and reduce complexity. Although this is a sound approach that enables an IT executive to deliver bottom-line results, there are likely needs and trends in users industry or in users business that continues to justify user's requirement for a diverse set of platforms and technologies. These forces are driven largely by the diversity of the workload characteristics and non-functional requirements.