Workload Optimization with the IBM eX5 Family of Servers

An IBM Redpaper publication

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With the number of interconnected devices increasing on a daily basis, the amount of data that is generated and collected is increasing dramatically. All of this data needs to be stored, and much of this data is used in processor-intensive workloads, such as online transaction processing (OLTP), business analytics, and to identify business trends. The data, storage needs, and processor workloads are placing unprecedented demands on information technology (IT) operations. Financial pressures are forcing many IT organizations to keep their budgets flat and, in some cases, to reduce them.

During this time, Intel Xeon processors have evolved, making technologies available to assist with workload optimization. These innovative technologies are maximized when implemented in the IBM® eX5 line of servers, the current generation of Enterprise IBM X-Architecture®. These powerful servers meet the need for efficient, cost-conscious business operations, and optimize OLTP and analytics workloads.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes some of the innovations that enable IBM eX5 servers to increase efficiency, lower operating costs, and therefore maximize workload optimization.

This publication is directed to IT professionals and decision-makers, such as CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, information architects, business intelligence administrators, and database administrators.

Table of contents

Executive summary
Intel Xeon processors address the workload optimization challenge
IBM eX5 servers maximize Intel technology
Further enhancements offered by IBM eX5 servers
Integrating IBM Software with IBM System x


Publish Date
19 June 2012

Last Update
01 November 2012

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