This year, I’d like to do something I haven’t done since 2016. I like to take a minute to review what was successful on my blog and share it with my readers.
Higher CPU core counts and faster memory speeds are expanding the use case for blade servers. In years past, a majority of users would say they use blade servers for a dense platform for virtualization. Today, I think there are more workloads than virtualization running on blade servers, but I need your help to decide if my speculation is true. Continue reading
With the recent release of the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX blade servers, I realized it’s been a year since I’ve updated my blade server comparison chart. Below is an updated chart to help guide you to the best blade server for your project. (REVISED December 2018 – fixed drive count on Dell EMC PowerEdge MX servers. Thanks to Mike Browning for catching it after this many months!)
An independent testing company, Principled Technologies, recently released a study that compared the networking capabilities of Dell EMC PowerEdge MX, HPE Synergy and Cisco UCS using VMware vMotion. Their findings:
VMworld 2018 opened with Dell EMC revealing the PowerEdge MX architecture to the public. The show floor included the full chassis along with a plexiglass version providing a behind the scenes view into the guts of the MX7000 chassis. I was able to grab a few pictures, but they don’t do it justice. I encourage you to stop by the Dell EMC booth (next to AMD and in front of the basketball court) and see it if you are attending VMworld. Continue reading