Last week, IBM published a new TPC-C benchmark result on the IBM System x3650 M4. What makes this result interesting is that the workload is virtualized – an industry first. What is more, IBM is the first x86 server vendor to crack 1 million transactions per minute (tpmC), virtualized.
Traditionally, workloads such as database, OLTP, analytics, and ERP did not make good candidates for virtualizing, perhaps due to concerns about performance. The IBM Linux Technology Center saw an opportunity to shed new light on this position.
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