Last week Microsoft released the results of a recent benchmark study highlighting a significant cost savings of running WebSphere on Windows on HP Blades as opposed to running the same workload on IBM’s Power 570 hardware. This savings is not only significant but the overall performance in terms of transactional throughput was significantly better than on the Power system. In addition, the tests show the ability to scale the overall system in a granular fashion. The net findings of these tests is that an organization has the possibility to run their WebSphere application workloads on Windows on Intel based hardware for markedly lower costs with improved performance as compared to Power systems.
As companies struggle to manage costs while maintaining competitive advantage in a down economy, IT organizations are challenged to deliver more while being required to slash budgets. This is a great opportunity for Partners to reengage with customers running WebSphere to explore new cost saving opportunities by running WebSphere on Windows.
For more information visit our recently launched web site Websphere Loves Windows. Source code is published and freely downloadable along with the full disclosure benchmark report (includes test methodology, tuning and pricing details).