BladesMadeSimple Turns 4

It’s hard to believe this site has turned 4 years old already. It seems like just yesterday I was putting this site together with the intent to keep a log of blade server related information that I could easily reference when talking with customers.

If you are new to this site, my continued mission is to provide unbiased content that is blade server focused with a simple focus. From time to time, I dig a little into the weeds, but overall, I like to keep things simple (hence the name). In case you are wondering, this site has always been self-funded; I’ve never received a single dime from an outside source. I write because I love to talk blade servers, and because there never was a good source to learn about blade servers. Since the creation of this site 4 years ago, we’ve seen a lot of changes in blade servers including new CPU architectures, more robust networking and even some new blade server designs, so I thought it would be fun to look back at my original posting, as well as some of the most popular links. I hope you enjoy taking a few minutes to look back in time. I appreciate your support over the past 4 years and look forward to continuing with this for many more. ~Kevin Houston

First blog post on BladesMadeSimple (August 23, 2009)

Top 3 All Time Blog Posts

  1. 4 Socket Blade Servers Density: Vendor Comparison (24,000 hits)
  2. A Detailed Look at Dell PowerEdge VRTX ( 14,832 hits)
  3. Cisco Finally Releases UCS Market Share Numbers (14,770 hits)

All Time Stats

Nov / Dec 2009 – 2,049 hits

2010 – 153,478 hits

2011 – 227,188 hits

2012 – 247,332 hits




Kevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of  He has over 15 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace.  Since 1997 Kevin has worked at several resellers in the Atlanta area, and has a vast array of competitive x86 server knowledge and certifications as well as an in-depth understanding of VMware and Citrix virtualization.  Kevin works for Dell as a Server Sales Engineer covering the Global Enterprise market.

Disclaimer: The views presented in this blog are personal views and may or may not reflect any of the contributors’ employer’s positions. Furthermore, the content is not reviewed, approved or published by any employer.

One thought on “BladesMadeSimple Turns 4

  1. Matthew Rotkis

    Happy Birthday BMS! Here is to many years more bringing timely relevant information and discussion.

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