IDC has published a new whitepaper, “Understanding the Business Benefits Associated with x86 64-Bit Windows Server” that demonstrates that in addition to increasing performance and efficiency, customers can recoup investment in their x64 transition to Windows Server 2008 within 6 months. “One of the biggest missed opportunities among today’s customer base may be the lack of use of 64-bit x86 Windows Server solutions to boost performance, scale, and utilization rates,” IDC reports.
Including several customer case studies and ROI analysis, the paper explains both the value of pairing x64 editions of Windows Server with today’s regnant x64 server hardware and how Windows Server 2008 will mark the inflection point for the transition to 64-bit computing.
The whitepaper is available for download here
Read more about the IDC paper at http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/10/15/IDC-publishes-whitepaper-on-x64-Windows-Server-adoption.aspx