Lowering Datacenter TCO through Virtualization

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To dramatically lower datacenter costs and improve competitive advantage, IT organizations should start with an examination of the cost and competitive-advantage drivers in their current infrastructure. Egenera has studied several Global 1000 organizations and uncovered similarities in their cost structures.

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Databases and ERP Selection: Oracle vs. SQL Server

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The database is an essential component of enterprise applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM). This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database platforms. How do the two compare when it comes to reliability, scalability, and total cost of ownership (TCO) when integrated with enterprise software? Read More

Re-think Data Integration: Delivering Agile BI Systems with Data Virtualization

Read this white paper to learn about a lean form of on-demand data integration technology called data virtualization. Deploying data virtualization results in business intelligence (BI) systems with simpler and more agile architectures that can confront the new challenges much more easily.

All the key concepts of data virtualization are described, including logical tables, importing data sources, data security, caching, and query optimization. Examples are given of application areas of... Read More

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Case Study: CBH Group

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