Virtualizing ERP Infrastructure Using SEM Extended n-Tier Workloads

G00205776

Analyst(s): |

Not a Gartner Client?

Want more research like this?
Learn the benefits of becoming a Gartner client.

contact us online

Summary

This research summarizes the four most common workload selections using Gartner's Server Evaluation Model, which tracks six server workloads. The four workloads -- Web, application, OLTP DBMS and DW DBMS -- form the extended n-tier pattern used by modern ERP applications.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 The Extended n-Tier Workload
    • 2.0 Extended n-Tier Vendor and Platform Selection
      • 2.1 Database Tier
      • 2.2 Extending the n-Tier Pattern
      • 2.3 Web and Application Serving Tiers
      • 2.4 Software Stack Influence
      • 2.5 SEM6 Currency
    • 3.0 ERP Evolution — Homogeneous Versus Hybrid
      • 3.1 Homogeneous Legacy of ERP
      • 3.2 Role of x86 Servers in New ERP Deployments
      • 3.3 Role of Unix and Hybrid Server Combinations in New ERP Deployments
      • 3.4 What About the Mainframe?
    • 4.0 Role of Virtualization in ERP Deployments
    • 5.0 "Right Sizing" Virtualization, Architecture, OS and Software Stack Suitability
  • Recommended Reading
© 2010 Gartner, Inc. and/or its Affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartners research may discuss legal issues related to the information technology business, Gartner does not provide legal advice or services and its research should not be construed or used as such. Gartner shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.

Free Research

Discover what 12,000 CIOs and Senior IT leaders already know.

Free Access

  Research

More  

  Webinars

More  

Why Gartner

Gartner delivers the technology-related insight you need to make the right decisions, every day.

Find out more