Re: [ADSM-L] Once more Windows vs. AIX server

2007-08-30 09:46:08
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] Once more Windows vs. AIX server
From: Richard Rhodes <rrhodes AT FIRSTENERGYCORP DOT COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 09:47:55 -0400
> I wrote a report including the points mentioned above and some more (I/O
> performance, raw devices, quick etherchannel, easy expansion as they are
> targeting a p520, mksysb, LPAR, dynamic reconfiguration) but would like
> to hear from you if I forgot something really big that could be "the
> point" in such a decision.

We use Unix sytems (HP and IBM) for all our major database systems, TSM
etc.  So, my opinion is obviously in favor or the AIX system.

But . . . .

If they have little to no Unix experience then I'd be worried about
the learning curve to managing a Unix system, and, the long
term problems of maintaining that knowledge.  I think your
report should address these issues. It's not "hard", but it will
requirement a committment from management to plan and allow for this.


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