IDC Analyst Report: A New Breed of Servers for Digital Transformation
This white paper discusses the digital transformation journey that most organizations are — willingly or unwillingly — on today, why a robust one- or two-socket server infrastructure is a critical component of that journey, and what some of the caveats are for one- or two-socket servers. This white paper defines a road map on one- or two-socket servers for digital transformation in three stages, each with multiple steps — from running simple stateless web applications to adopting open source DBMSs to cloud to predictive modeling. It then talks about the various required parameters for an infrastructure of one- or two-socket servers and goes into the current market landscape for such servers. Finally, this white paper discusses IBM’s OpenPOWER LC servers, which run on POWER8, and some of the differentiators of this portfolio.