Oracle® recently announced it will discontinue new development on the Itanium platform. This follows similar announcements by Red Hat® and Microsoft® last year. In response, IBM® is offering HP Itanium® clients a low risk migration solution. Switch to IBM ex5 servers with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors through a minimal cost migration assessment and service offerings and experience IBM's industry-leading systems with better performance, and virtualization capabilities than comparable HP Itanium based systems.
You can count on IBM solutions. With consistent product roadmaps and a record of investment protection, IBM has already publically committed to supporting DB2 on HP Itanium into the next decade (see http://bit.ly/mUOdRk - link resides outside of ibm.com).
With eX5 systems, you can achieve:
With simple, low risk migration, you can expect:
"If workload analysis determines that x86 multi-cores can do the job, we suggest that IBM’s System x line be evaluated. We find it superior in terms of breadth and depth to Hewlett-Packard and Oracle x86 offerings for a variety of reasons — particularly in system design, configuration offerings, and related systems software." Joe Clabby, President, Clabby Analytics, April 2011
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