5 Epic COTS Fails

Diamond Systems

5 Epic COTS Fails: 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.