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  • Blog Post: Virtualization – More Bang, Less Buck

    Yesterday, David Greschler posted a bit on HyperV and System Center which referenced a recent InfoWorld article as well as a recent study from ESG on performance . Towards the end of Greschler's post, he covered pricing which will be increasingly important as instances per server continue to grow. In...
  • Blog Post: Our offer still stands and you know where to find us...

    I talked about the results of a benchmarking study performed by Greg Leake a couple months back on my blog. Greg took a hard look at Windows Server 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 in comparison to IBM’s Power6 and WebSphere 7 from both a cost and performance standpoint. The results show that customers...
  • Blog Post: ...And we'll prove it!

    Yesterday I blogged about some recent findings regarding both system cost and performance when comparing Windows Server 2008 on an HP Blade Server against AIX on a POWER 570/POWER6 based server. As I stated, the tests showed that WebSphere loved running on Windows…to the tune of 66% cost savings and...
  • Blog Post: WebSphere Loves Windows…Who Knew?

    For years I’ve heard people say that Microsoft technology is great for mid range solutions. I can’t tell you how many CIOs have told me things like “we use WinTel for department level applications but the big iron apps run on Unix.” There’s a general belief in the industry that the further you get into...
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