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Fujitsu Teams up with NetApp to Design a Storage Blade


Another Hidden HP Secret: P4000sb Storage Blades

I recently found another hidden gem within HP’s arsonel of offerings that combines the HP StorageWorks line with the HP Proliant BladeSystem line.  The solution is found within an HP bundle titled, “HP StorageWorks P4800 G2 63TB SAS BladeSystem SAN Solution” and is quite an offering.

Still Confused About Cisco’s Blade Market Share

I recently received a comment  on my previous post concerning Cisco’s market share (“What’s the Truth About Cisco’s Market Share“) which has me more confused.  The comment admits that Cisco has not released any market share data to IDC, but that when you look at the Cisco Q1 2010 Earnings Call and compare it to

HP Earns Market Leader Award for Blade Servers

HP was recently awarded the title of Market Leader for Blade Servers in November 2010 by IT Brand Pulse Labs which specializes in providing independent, third party testing and lab reports. 

Featured on CRN

As I previously wrote about, I had the pleasure of being a panelist in an upcoming ComdexVirtual session that is happening this week.  The ComdexVirtual team was nice enough to give me a few paragraphs on the website to speak on the Blade Server of the Future, so I hope you will take a

(UPDATED) How IBM Can Provide 1,800 Processing Cores on a Single Blade Server

UPDATED 11-16-2010 IBM recently announced a new addition to their BladeCenter family – the IBM BladeCenter GPU Expansion blade.  This new offering provides a single HS22 with the capability of hosting up to 4 x NVIDIA Tesla M2070 or Tesla M2070Q GPUs each running 448 processing cores each.  Doing the math, this equals the possibility of

The Best Blade Server Option Is…[Part 2 – A Look at Dell]

Here’s a couple screenshots :

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From the Individual Server Overview –

A Post from the Archive: “Cisco UCS vs IBM BladeCenter H”

It’s always fun to take a look at the past, so today I wanted to revisit my very first blog post.  Titled, “Cisco UCS vs IBM BladeCenter H”, I focused on trying to compare Cisco’s blade technology with IBM’s.  Was I successful or not – it’s up to you to decide.  This article ranks at

Comdex is Virtual This Year – Make Sure You Attend

Comdex is virtual this year.  Comdex is being advertised as the largest virtual event geared to IT Resellers across the globe.  This year, I have the honor to have participated as a panelist in a session titled

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