In a very competitive situation, a business partner requested the assistance of an IBM Client Technical
Specialist (CTS) to help differentiate an E880 against HP. The team was successful and the client wants to
acquire the proposed Power solution.
Who is required to perform the Technical Delivery Assessment (TDA) in this situation?
A customer has invited an IBM sales representative to discuss running their application of WAS ND on Linux.
They are concerned about the overall cost of the solution, especially with the ongoing cost of the software. The
sizing guide is requiring 72-cores of Ivy Bridge EX System (4-socket servers processors.)To lower their cost, the sales representative discussed the option of running WAS ND on a POWER8 E870 40-
core systems using IFLs. The customer mentioned that the TCA would be lower for x86.
What TCO factors should be addressed for purchasing POWER8 instead of the x86?
A customer is running SAP HANA on Intel x86 servers. Workload requirements have outgrowth the current
The customer is considering replacing their Intel x86 environment with IBM POWER8 processor-based servers.
What are some major reasons that the customer should consider Power Systems over x86?
A customer agrees that the proposed POWER8 server would best meet their short and long term growth
requirements. However, due to a reduced capital budget, they cannot make a purchase.
What action is most appropriate?
A customer is contemplating either a pair of S824s or a pair of E870s to run their critical workloads, utilizing live
partition mobility to rebalance workloads as necessary. The customer will also want the ability to relocate active
CPUs between systems.
Which offering might help the customer to favor the E870 solution?
A potential AIX customer is interested in deploying an on-premises cloud offering for their users. They need to
deploy quickly and are asking for help to address anticipated management challenges such as scalability,
security and resource optimization.
Which of the following should be presented to the customer?
A customer asks about the business value of open source-developed software.
Which statement accurately describes the benefit?
A customer is nearing maximum energy consumption in their data center and wants to measure and predict
Which POWER8 feature will provide the required function?
A customer is running an E870 and is considering adding an IBM middleware workload that will run on any
available operating system. IBM software costs are based on processor cores and PVUs.
Assuming that processor and memory requirements are comparable, which of the following will provide the
most cost-effective solution?
What virtualization capability is an advantage of PowerVM over VMware?