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What Cisco Has to Do to Win the Blade Server Market

Over the past several months, there has been a lot of discussions about how 2011 is the year Cisco will become a leader in the blade server space.  There’s no doubt that there are a lot of customers who have moved to UCS,  but in reality there are a few other things that Cisco will

5 Things Blade Server Manufacturers Won't Tell You

  Over the past several years, I’ve run across some things that the blade manufacturer’s won’t easily tell you.  Today, I reveal some of those secrets.

Dell Adds Multi Blade Chassis Management, But Wait – There's More

Dell recently notified me the latest version – ver 3.1 – of the Dell Chassis Management Controller (CMC) added multi-chassis management capability.  In other words, you can have one IP address to manage multiple chassis.  Now you may ask, so what?  Other vendors have had this feature already, so what’s the big deal.  Here’s what’s big

Dell Announces Converged 10GbE Switch for M1000e

Updated 1/27/2011 Dell quietly announced the addition of a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) switch module, known as the M8428-k.  This blade module advertises 600 ns low-latency, wire-speed,  10GbE performance, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) switching, and low-latency 8 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) switching and connectivity.

Gartner Releases Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers

Technology analyst, Gartner, released their Magic Quadrant focused specifically on blade servers this week and the results were not very surprising.

Speculating Q4 2010 Blade Server Market Share Results

As I’m anxiously awaiting the Q4 2010 IDC blade server market share results from IDC (due out around the week of Feb 28, 2011), I figured I’d take a risk and see if I can trend what the results may be.  Here’s what I found.

2011 – The Year of the Intel CPU

It’s no surprise that Intel will be release a few new lines of CPUs this year, but in today’s post I thought I’d take a few minutes to highlight some of the details. 

HP’s New 32GB DIMMs Too Expensive?

A reader recently commented on my article about HP’s new 32GB DIMM, “At $8039 per DIMM, HP can support 384GB in a BL460c at the cost of $96,000 per server just for the memory! If you filled just one rack with these servers, you would spend $6 million just for the memory. And the memory

Cisco UCS Considered One of Top 10 Data Center Trends for 2011

A recent article by SearchDataCenter.com titled Top Ten Data Center Trends of 2011, predicts that Cisco UCS blade servers will grab mega market share and inspires more converged infrastructure products.

(UPDATED) HP Announces 2 New Products to Blade Server Portfolio

HP announced on Tuesday two new products to their blade server portfolio, however blade server fanatics, don’t get too excited.

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