imageToday a new IDC White Paper (sponsored by Microsoft) was made available:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/D/5BD5C253-4259-428B-A3E4-1F9C3D803074/IDC_Business_Critical_Workloads.pdfimage

The purpose of the write-up is to document what’s happening in the world of x86-based Servers; why they are THE platform businesses choose for their business-critical workloads.  This is not a Microsoft story…

“Oh really?  You sponsored it!”

Yeah, you got me there.  (smile)  But, really, this is an objective look at how businesses are taking advantage of new advances in server hardware. The paper also goes into detail about the kinds of workloads being tackled with this kind of hardware married with Windows Server as the OS platform, and the benefits businesses are getting out of it.

And as a bonus: Al Gillen – Program Vice President – System Software at IDC, has recorded a webcast that goes through a “discussion of the findings” documented in the paper.  You can view this webcast HERE: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=201258&s=1&k=6C98B819B986DC8179F71CF8D4F0324C