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POLL Results: How Many NICs Do You Use for Virtualization on Your Blade Servers?

Last month I ran a poll asking “how many NICs do you use for virtualization on your blade servers” and the results may surprise you.

The Secret to How Cisco Took the #1 Blade Server Spot

IDC and Cisco confirmed this week that Cisco has taken the #1 x86 blade server spot in North America for Q1 in 2014 with 40% revenue market share according to a recent CRN report.  This is quite an accomplishment especially since Cisco has only been reporting their numbers for 3 years.  So you might wonder

IDC Reports Increased Blade Server Growth in Q1 2014

The quarterly IDC Worldwide Server Tracker was released on May 28, 2014 and it reported that in spite of a decrease in overall server sales, blade servers continue to increase with HP leading the way.  To save you the task of reading all of the irrelevant server data, here’s a summary of their blade server

Blade Servers Preferred Over Rack Servers (Based on Q3 2013 Report by TBR)

In October, Technology Business Research (TBR) released a report titled, “Corporate IT Buying Behavior & Customer Satisfaction Study x86-based Servers” in which they discussed several topics around customer satisfaction such as Sales and Setup, Server Hardware and Service and Support.  Although the report (linked below) is 109 pages, below are a couple of key topics

IDC Reports Worldwide Server Market Revenues Declines -3.7% Q3 2013

IDC came out with their Q3 2013 worldwide server market revenue report on December 4, 2013 which shows blade server revenues grew 7.7% $2.3 billion.  This was a huge turnaround from the -6.2% loss as reported last quarter.  Blade server sales accounting for 18.7% of all server revenues reported, nearly 2% higher than last quarter. According to IDC, demand for

Revenue or Units Shipped? What Should Shares Be Measured With?

A recent CRN article showed that Dell has gained significant shares the server space over HP and IBM, however an IDC representative states that units shipped do not represent accurate market share, and I disagree.

Gartner Blade Server Quadrant (April 2013)

Gartner released the annual Magic Quadrant for blade servers last month and it shows significant changes across the leaderboard within the top 4 leading blade server vendors.  The Magic Quadrant is a tool Gartner uses to visually define a given market segment showcasing technology vendors who are leading the market in 4 areas:

Is it Time to Rethink Your Position On Blade Servers?

Is it time to rethink your position on blade servers?  A recent vendor neutral article from Processor.com thinks it is.  The October 5th edition of Processor magazine provided an article titled, “Rethink Your Position On Blade Servers” where they offer reasons to look at blade servers in your environment.  

Q3 2011 IDC Worldwide – Steady as She Goes

Hot off the presses is the latest IDC worldwide server market revenue report for Q3 2011. The gist of the report is that while some of the numbers are slightly adjusted, really not much has changed in the blade server market. Revenue growth for the entire server market (all servers, not just blade servers) slowed considerably

Q2 2011 IDC Worldwide Shows Continued Blade Server Growth

IDC came out with their 2Q 2011 worldwide server market revenue report on Aug. 23, 2011 which shows that IBM may be poised to take over the #1 spot within the next few quarters.