Solaris on Mainframes?
IBM and Sun have reached
a major agreement
that seems aimed at thwarting Hewlett-Packard. The first
part of the deal -- calling for Solaris to run on IBM Intel-based servers --
sounds a little silly: Solaris has run on Intel for years.
But plans to port Solaris to IBM Big Iron is a whole 'nuther story. This is
potentially a very big deal. As servers proliferate, there's not just management
complexity but huge electric bills, as well.
One approach to consolidate these servers is virtualization. Another is to
run apps on bigger servers, and they don't come any bigger than a mainframe
Have you looked at rationalizing your infrastructure, and are mainframes making
a comeback? Have any of you looked at Microsoft's Infrastructure Optimization
model and, if so, what do you think of it? Let us all know by writing [email protected].
Posted by Doug Barney on August 20, 2007 at 11:52 AM