IBM and Microsoft have teamed up once again to deliver new performance driven server capabilities. New technologies like MAX5 memory can double the memory capacity of a system and maximize database workflows. With the capabilities of eX5 and Microsoft servers, mutual customers are able to consolidate memory and create flexible, energy efficient data centers. Another key benefit resulting from the BladeCenter and Windows server combination is the ability to improve server consolidation ratios by bringing a large number of servers together while keeping the server "footprint" relatively small. Recently, we released a new Red Guide to explain in detail the consolidation platform using IBM System x3850 X5 4-socket server, an IBM System Storage DS5300 mid-range storage subsystem and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. For more technical information on our consolidation with Microsoft, visit the IT Business Perspectives page-
Consolidation of Microsoft SQL Server Instances on the IBM System x3850 X5 with Microsoft Hyper-V
Also, check out the video of Bill Liang, corporate VP of Windows Server and Solutions division, speaking about the many possibilities of eX5.
Bill Laing talks eX5 and System x Servers