These are dog years for servers. Pretty much every year Intel introduces a new Xeon processor. Those who have heard the story recognize this as the Tic Tock model. On Tic years the manufacturing process is updated, on Tock years the chip architecture is updated. Every year customers get a boost in performance, and often a cut in power. Typically this boost is in the 50% neighborhood, enough to make it worth the upgrade, and still achievable by engineering teams on a two year cycle. Except, we are in dog years.
The Nehalem During this same five years we have seen virtualization technology go from a lab project AND servers are 10X faster.ot only can you virtualize the ERP, you are irresponsibly wasting resources if you do not.If this advancement wasnThenew biggest leap ever.It isn.breadbox