We successfully complete a proof of value for EntireX, and our management is looking to ask for funding to purchase it. As part of this, the question came up as to what the impact is on hardware on various platforms.
We plan to run the Broker on z/OS and believe this will be absorbed into the current capacity plan. We will have bi-directional traffic… Natural calling external services as well as other apps invoking Natural subprograms via the Natural RPC Servers.
My guess is that besides the Broker, impact to other platforms is virtually nil except for the normal work performed by the invoked applications on their own home hardware (which should have been factored into the hardware requirements of those apps). The various RPC servers themselves have no significant hardware requirement and can reside on the same box as the hosting application.
Please advise if I am way off here… specificially what hardware requirements would a J2EE app have being served up by EXX beyond the app itself?
Thanks in advance!