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Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition on the IBM eServer xSeries 445

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21 Aug 2003
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This IBM Redpaper describes two flagship products from IBM and Microsoft and explains why these products are a perfect fit for one another. The IBM eServer xSeries 445 is the next-generation scalable enterprise server, with up to sixteen processors and up to 128 GB of memory. Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition is the high-end operating system for Intel-processor servers. These two products are ideal for enterprise customers who require an extremely large single-image business computing environment.

This Redpaper is divided into three chapters:

Chapter 1, "Features of the x445" covers Enterprise X-Architecture and NUMA, the architectures upon which the x445 is based, and describes the hardware technology that makes up the various subsystems in the server.

Chapter 2, "Features of Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition" covers the features of the operating system, why customers should use Datacenter Edition over other Windows operating systems, and where clustering, high-availability, and server consolidation are appropriate.

Chapter 3, "Datacenter and the x445" examines the relationship between IBM, Microsoft and the customer when a Datacenter Edition-based solution is being implemented.

This Redpaper is aimed at customers, Business Partners and IBM employees who need to understand how Datacenter Edition and the xSeries 445 are an ideal combination for high capacity business computing environments.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Features of the x445
Chapter 2. Features of Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
Chapter 3. Datacenter and the x445

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