Upgrading Your Blade Servers For Free

No, this isn’t click bait.  You could possibly upgrade your blade servers and it could actually end up saving you money (and theoretically be free.)  Let me explain. Continue reading

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Dell EMC Introduces the PowerEdge MX

This week Dell EMC launched a teaser video of the PowerEdge MX.  The video’s intent is to act as a “teaser” for more information that will be rolling out over the next few weeks when it will be announced at Dell EMC World Dell Technologies World  in late April.  Unfortunately I can’t reveal more than the video shows, however if you want to learn more, please reach out to your Dell EMC rep and schedule a meeting. Continue reading

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Why You Should Consider Changing Your Memory Architecture

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, the new Intel Xeon SP processor has more cores but it also has more memory channels.  This means you should really consider changing the way you architect your blade servers.

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Are Blade Servers Dead, or the Future of the DataCenter?

As I talk with customers, I often run into camps who either love blade servers or they absolutely hate them – and will never use them.  I even hear some people think blade servers are dying off, but I think that is far from the case.  In fact, I believe that blade servers could be the future of the datacenter and here’s why.   Continue reading

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Blade Server Options for VMware vSAN ReadyNode

Last July I wrote a blog article showcasing the limited options listed on VMware’s vSAN ReadyNode listing.  Over the past 14 months, that list has grown so instead of updating that older post, I thought I’d provide a consolidated updated list of vSAN ReadyNode blade servers.

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Blade Server Comparison – September 2017

With the recent release of the Intel Xeon SP CPUs, 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.

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