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Test Report: Power Efficiency Comparison of Dell and Cisco High Memory Capacity Blade Servers

Dell recently published a new whitepaper that compares the performance and power efficiency of four of the Dell PowerEdge M710HD and M620 blades vs. four of the Cisco B250 M2 blade servers.  Here is a summary of the key findings:

Dell Announces 40Gb Blade Server Switch: Dell Force10 MXL 10/40GbE

Dell introduced today a new 40Gb Ethernet Switch module for its Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade system.  The Dell Force10 MXL 10/40GbE switch is the first Force10 product introduced to the Dell blade server platform.  The Force10 MXL 10/40GbE is a 1/10/40GbE Layer 2 and Layer 3 blade switch and is powered by the Force10 operating system (FTOS). 

Cisco Launches UCS B200 M3

On March 8, Cisco launched the UCS B200 M3 blade server.   The half-height blade uses processors from Intel’s newly-announced Xeon E5 family, and competes with the Dell M620, HP BL460c Gen8, and IBM HS23 server blades.

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