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

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

Provided by: IBM Topic: Data Centers Date Added: May 2013 Format: HTML

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