- Itanium Mission Statement
- The Itanium Processor Family
- Itanium RAS Features
- Reasons for Itanium®-based Platform Value
- Highly Parallel Architecture
- Investment Protection
- Choice and Breadth of Operating Systems and Applications
- Enterprise Technology
- How Itanium Architecture Affects Enterprise Computing
- In Summary
The basic definition of 'enterprise computing' is the type of computing that is done in large companies on high-bandwidth networks, as opposed to 'personal' computing, which tends to take place on stand-alone machines. Most enterprise computing is done in large corporations, so the emphasis is on which systems work best with business-to-business (B2B) applications. These B2B applications include programs written for supply chain management, customer relationship management, communications/sales tracking, and project/milestone management.
This form of computing can also be determined by the following characteristics:
Large databases with the need to update, analyze, and mine the data constantly.
The need for reliability/available/scalability 24 by 7.
Hundreds or thousands of users.
These requirements are also expressed graphically, as in Figure 1-2.
Figure 1-2 Diagram of Enterprise Technology Requirements