Mainframe Reliability on Industry-Standard Servers: Intel Itanium-Based Servers Are Changing the Economics of Mission-Critical Computing
Downtime costs are skyrocketing in today's real-time, 24/7 business world. Intel Itanium-based servers offer a cost-effective solution, with enterprise-class systems that rival mainframes and high-end RISC systems for availability, yet are more flexible, affordable and widely supported. As the transition to real-time business computing accelerates, the cost of downtime continues to grow - and so does the importance of flexible and affordable servers that can be adapted easily as requirements change. For an increasing number of businesses worldwide, Itanium-based solutions are filling this need. By supporting the highest levels of availability and scalability on a flexible and widely supported hardware architecture, they are enabling businesses to substantially mitigate risk and decrease total costs, while avoiding vendor and technology lock-in that limit their options going forward.