REDMOND, Wash., July 11, 2001 — Scalability, performance and availability are the pillars of success for a competitive Internet commerce business. Today, Microsoft Corp. and Unisys Corp. are meeting these needs of e-commerce companies by delivering software and hardware that outperform large UNIX/RISC systems, without the price premium common to those systems.
In a recent record-breaking TPC-W benchmark, the Unisys ES7000 running on Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Datacenter Server with Microsoft SQL Server™
2000 Enterprise Edition outperformed the previous recordholder by running 38 percent faster with 21.5 percent better price performance. At 10,439.6 Web interactions per second (WIPS) at 100,000 items (
indicates the relative size of a simulated online store) and $106.73 per WIPS at 100,000 items, the system delivers powerful mainframe-class performance to large-scale Internet commerce solutions at an affordable price.
More information on the Microsoft and Unisys record-breaking benchmark and the
TPC-W can be found at http://tpc.org/tpcw/ .
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