What TCO factors should be addressed for purchasing POWER8 instead of the x86?

A customer has invited an IBM sales representative to discuss running their application of WAS ND on Linux.They are concerned about the overall cost of the solution, especially with the ongoing cost of the software. Thesizing guide is requiring 72-cores of Ivy Bridge EX System (4-socket servers processors.)To lower their cost, the sales representative discussed […]

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What action is most appropriate?

A customer agrees that the proposed POWER8 server would best meet their short and long term growthrequirements. However, due to a reduced capital budget, they cannot make a purchase.What action is most appropriate? A. Obtain special bid pricing to lower the cost. B. Reduce the server’s configuration to lower the cost. C. Wait until the […]

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Which offering might help the customer to favor the E870 solution?

A customer is contemplating either a pair of S824s or a pair of E870s to run their critical workloads, utilizing livepartition mobility to rebalance workloads as necessary. The customer will also want the ability to relocate activeCPUs between systems.Which offering might help the customer to favor the E870 solution? A. Power Enterprise Pools B. Shared […]

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Which of the following should be presented to the customer?

A potential AIX customer is interested in deploying an on-premises cloud offering for their users. They need todeploy quickly and are asking for help to address anticipated management challenges such as scalability,security and resource optimization.Which of the following should be presented to the customer? A. IBM PowerVC Virtualization Center B. IBM Power Systems Solution Edition […]

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Which statement accurately describes the benefit?

A customer asks about the business value of open source-developed software.Which statement accurately describes the benefit? A. Open source code is free of security issues. B. Open source projects share the same terms and conditions. C. Open source provides binary compatibility applications with AIX. D. Open source uses the community development model. Show Answer

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which of the following will provide the most cost-effec

A customer is running an E870 and is considering adding an IBM middleware workload that will run on anyavailable operating system. IBM software costs are based on processor cores and PVUs.Assuming that processor and memory requirements are comparable, which of the following will provide themost cost-effective solution? A. AIX with Mobile Processor Activations in LPARs […]

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