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GS Home Shopping, Intel® Xeon® Processors Increase IT EfficiencyIncrease IT Efﬁciency through Migration to Intel® Xeon® ProcessorsGS Home Shopping reduces costs and increases performance by replacing its UNIX*-based IT environment with Intel® Xeon® processor-based serversCHALLENGES• Time-efficient performanceGS Home Shopping needed a new system to resolve the difficulties field personnel had from the slow batch execution of legacy UNIX servers.• Cost-efficient structureGS Home Shopping needed a cost-efficient and high-performing system to solve the problem of high maintenance costs for the legacy UNIX servers.SOLUTIONS• Migrate legacy UNIX servers to servers based on Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2660.After considering cost, performance, power and data center footprint, GS Home Shopping decided to migrate the application server and the eCommerce analytic database server to Intel® architecture-based servers.IMPACT• 15.6 percent faster response than the legacy UNIX server.During the month-long application server test, the eCommerce analytics application server handled 3.1 times more requests during peak times, and the average response time of key applications decreased by 15.6 percent.• Performance speed increased 2.4 times by changing database server.The week-long eCommerce analytic database server test indicated showed 2.4 times faster batch performance.• Reduces maintenance costs.Maintenance costs are three times less compared to the existing system.Read the full GS Home Shopping, Intel® Xeon® Processors Increase IT Efficiency Case Study.
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