Value Proposition for Migration: Cost/Benefit Case for IBM DB2 9.7 and Intel XEON Processor 5500 and 7400 Series-based Servers

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    This report examines the cost savings that may be realized by upgrading and consolidating IBM DB2

    databases. Three-year costs are compared for the following:

    • 2005 technologies: DB2 Version 8.2 is deployed on xSeries 335 two-socket servers with singlecore

    Intel Xeon processors and the Windows Server 2003 operating system.

    • Current technologies: DB2 Version 9.7 is deployed on (1) IBM System x3550 M2 two-socket

    servers with quad-core Intel Xeon 5500 processors, and (2) IBM System x3850 M2 four-socket

    servers with six-core Intel Xeon 7400 processors. The Windows 2008 operating system is

    employed on both System x platforms.