Turbocharging WebSphere Commerce web sites with POWER7 technology
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Date archived: January 3, 2017 | First published: April 20, 2011
The retail industry recognizes that a significant shift is occurring in consumer shopping behavior. IBM’s recent Institute of Business Value study on "Meeting the Demands of the Smarter Consumer" found that shoppers demand to interact with retailers in a way that is both relevant and timely. IBM® WebSphere® Commerce provides software that develops and delivers high quality, best of breed web sites. Retailers are concerned about the reliability and performance of their web presence for consumers 24 hour a day, 7 days a week access, which is satisfied by the underlying hardware infrastructure. This article discusses the architecture of the POWER7® chip, details key characteristics of the Websphere Commerce workload, and explains how POWER7 techonology provides key advantages on meeting the needs of the smarter consumer.
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