Do You Have Too Many Servers? - Now how much...
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Now how much do all your servers cost? What are the electricity costs? Do not forget all the licenses for the OS, applications, maintenance, upgrades etc. And of course there is the cost of down-time (which most companies still use clusters and other old solutions - read my other article on about a server with 99.999% guaranteed up time) which many companies have pinned down the cost, ranging from $8,000 to $6.5M per hour, depending on tour industry.
Yes, it really adds up but lets look at a server that can really "serve" your business. There is a wave of 64-bit architecture based solutions entering the market place. More and more companies are inquiring about the benefits of migrating to a 64 bit system. Though the benefits may seem obvious, it is important to understand exactly how different the 32-bit and 64-bit environments are and what type of hardware can best leverage the exponential performance capabilities offered by the 64-bit deployment. We found that NEC has established itself as the leader in the 64-bit hardware solutions space from not only being around the longest in the Itanium2 space but also by introducing with the World's best non-clustered TPC-H results on Windows™ Server 2003 with SQL Server 2000 (64-bit).
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