Category Archives: Performance

Can Blade Servers Make the Disney-Lucasfilm Merger Successful?

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In an early Halloween treat, Disney announced on Tuesday the intent to buy Lucasfilm for $4 billion dollars.  Even more surprising, was the unveiling that a long-awaited, but never expected sequel to the Star Wars saga, Episode VII, is in “early stage development” to be released by 2015.  While many fans are excited to see new life breathed into the Star Wars franchise, early doubters fear that Disney will do more harm than good.  Regardless of opinions, there is no doubt in my mind that blade server technology will be an important part of the success of this new merger.

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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:

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Virtualization Performance on Blade Servers

One of the industry-leading independent technology assessment service firms, Principled Technologies, just updated their site with a ton of white papers covering performance on just about any product or technology.  You can check out their website at http://www.principledtechnologies.com/default.htm for the complete list, but I wanted to give you the links to their papers that cover virtualization performance on blade servers.

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