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Blade Chassis I/O Diagrams

Many people get confused as to why so many I/O modules are needed within a given blade chassis.  The basic concept is simple (in most cases) – for each port you need on a given blade server, you need to have a corresponding I/O module.  For example, if you need 4 NICs, you’re going to need

Dell To Introduce A New Mini-Chassis for Blades?

It’s been a little quiet in the blade market place over the past few weeks, but I found some information that may peak some interests.

(UPDATED) 4TB SAN, 3 ESX Hosts for only $32,000? YES, It’s Real!

(Updated 7/27/2010 – 11 am EST – added info on power and tower options)  When you think about blade servers, you probably think, “they are too expensive.” When you think about doing a VMware project, you probably think, “my servers are too old” or “I can’t afford new servers.” For $8 per GB, you can have

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