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Why You May Not Want to Buy a Blade Server

UPDATED 3.25.16  In case you are new here, I’m a big fan of blade servers, however there is one situation where you’ll probably want to avoid them.

5 Reasons You May NOT Want Blade Servers

Contrary to popular belief and growing market share, blade servers are NOT for everyone.  You may be surprised to hear that from a site that focuses only on blade servers, but the reality is, there are a few situations that don’t warrant blade servers.  Here’s the top 5 reasons you may not want blade servers.

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:

Best Practices for Power and Cooling Blades

One of the biggest challenges related to blade servers in an existing data center is how to power and cool.  APC wrote a white paper (link below) that explains how to asses the options to best power and cool your blade environment. 

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