Why you can't afford NOT to have Purpose Built Hardware.
For decades, the conventional wisdom has been that, whenever possible, commercial off-the-shelf hardware (COTS) should be used and customized platforms should be avoided. And, in many cases that conventional wisdom is correct – lots of applications run on x86 servers; everything from accounting to wagering runs on commodity compute platforms. However, there is always an exception that tests the rule. In this solution brief, we’ll look at 5 instances where a COTS platform couldn’t get the job done but a purpose-built application-ready platform could.