X86 servers have been on the market for many years, and they have had plenty of time to prove themselves. Less expensive these days than in the past, the newest models offer new prospects and are perfectly suited to new tasks, especially in terms of critical missions. Here are 6 benefits of using an x86 server.
1. An always-economical solution
Offering a wider variety of components while being less expensive, x86 solutions offer sufficient reliability to provide important network services. Highly application-oriented, they offer high-performance network, computing, and storage capacities—ideal for application hosting.
2. Increased reliability
With the high levels of reliability that their scalable applications offer, the latest generations of x86 servers can now accomplish tasks that were once reserved for the otherwise costlier RISC/Unix systems. And besides their reliability, their design gives them exceptional flexibility, scaleability, and availability—not to mention an even faster return on investment. In addition, x86 servers can also provide increased power thanks to the addition of processors.
3. Exceptional compatibility
X86 servers don’t suffer from any compatibility limitations often related to software development issues, nor from stability problems. The portability is also much more direct than before: for example, transferring applications from an x86 server to a Power Linux server is now very simple.
4. An ideal solution for low or moderate workloads
Today, there are servers out there that are more powerful than x86 servers, but the investment isn’t always justified. Indeed, a company that only uses 25% of the capacity of its x86 server has no reason to change. Likewise if the act of increasing the speed or availability doesn’t impact the organization’s profitability.
5. Powerful servers for numerous tasks
X86 servers offer a large number of services, including hardware and software interrupt management and memory addressing, as well as logs, input/output management, and verification of data types.
6. A server that allows for virtualization
Thanks to various software, x86 servers allow for virtualization, which makes advanced automation and orchestration management tools accessible to users while at the same time facilitating the migration, deployment, and management of virtual machine workloads.
It’s not for nothing that x86 servers are described as “servers of convenience.” Their prices are considerably more affordable than in the past, and they are found in many companies, where they are quite often assigned to common tasks, including backups.