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).
With eX5 systems, you can achieve:
Industry-leading transaction processing performance – over 3 million transactions per minute, or 66 percent better than competitive x86 systems1
More users and faster response time for greater SAP throughput, as demonstrated through the highest-ever x86 SAP SD 2-tier benchmark performance2
14 to 18 percent better virtualization throughput and more virtual machines per system for a more efficient virtualized environment3
With simple, low risk migration, you can expect:
Thousands of successful client migrations every year
The expertise and technology to do it right the fist time
No surprises with free, rapid migration assessments
Most application codes to run on DB2 without any changes, with DB2's Oracle compatibility feature
"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