This document is intended to help organizations decide whether an appliance or a traditional server is an appropriate platform for hosting enterprise software applications.
Appliance or Traditional Server: Which is Appropriate for Hosting Enterprise Software Applications?
This document is organized as follows:
- Definitions: defining relevant concepts and terminology.
- Types of Appliances: differentiating between different types of appliances and what they are used for.
- Appliance Servers -- Benefits: an overview of the advantages of hosting software on an appliance.
- Appliance Servers -- Drawbacks: an overview of the drawbacks of hosting software on an appliance.