From: "Fisher, Don" <Dfisher@roomstoreeast.com>
> Nevertheless, measuring web presence by number of
> installed servers instead of some kind of "transactions
> handled" or "amount of data transferred" standard
> appears to be rather unreliable.

Right.  The raw server count is only one factor.  Considered alone, it's not
too scientific.  More data is needed.  You might also consider performance
benchmarks.  A $3,000 Wintel server can server about as many static pages as
a $30,000 iSeries server.

It seems to me that the iSeries value proposition is a factor only when
there's an interest to generate dynamic content, or deploy database
applications to the Web.  The problem is that once you're using IIS for
static content, there's a tendency to use it for dynamic content.

Nathan M. Andelin
www.relational-data.com




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