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First Look–Dell PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator

[updated 10.11.2012] In many data centers, rack servers offer organizations the ability to keep server and networking responsibilities separated. However, when blade servers are introduced into an environment, the server and network admins roles start to blur. Should the server admin have to learn networking, or should the networking admin have to learn blade servers?

Dell Announces 40Gb Blade Server Switch: Dell Force10 MXL 10/40GbE

Dell introduced today a new 40Gb Ethernet Switch module for its Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade system.  The Dell Force10 MXL 10/40GbE switch is the first Force10 product introduced to the Dell blade server platform.  The Force10 MXL 10/40GbE is a 1/10/40GbE Layer 2 and Layer 3 blade switch and is powered by the Force10 operating system (FTOS). 

IBM Announces New Blade Server – HS23

IBM officially announced their new blade, the HS23 blade server, and it comes with some improvement.

Dell Network Daughter Card (NDC) and Network Partitioning (NPAR) Explained

If you are a reader of BladesMadeSimple, you are no stranger to Dell’s Network Daughter Card (NDC), but if it is a new term for you, let me give you the basics. Up until now, blade servers came with network interface cards (NICs) pre-installed as part of the motherboard.  Most servers came standard with Dual-port

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