According to the Abstract for the report, IT Brand Pulse group conducted a survey of 149 IT professionals in October of 2010. The respondents were asked which vendors they perceived as the leader in 6 categories for Blade
Server (market, price, performance, reliability, service and support, and innovation.) The results of the 2010 survey are covered in a summary analysis and charts. The report is available from IT Brand Pulse for the cost of 738 Starbucks Venti Cappuccinos, so needless to say – I can’t afford to buy it. However, I encourage you to take a look at HP’s blade server blog (written by Daniel Bowers) for some additional insight including additional categories HP won.