Comparison of x86 Blade Servers

(UPDATED 11.5.2013) I often find myself seeking basic information for competitive blade servers, so I decided to sit down and put together a basic list of blade server details for Cisco, Dell, HP and IBM blade servers. The details provided are based on information publicly available and may be subject to errors.  BladesMadeSimple.com_x86_Blade_Server_Comparison(updated 11.5.2013)I hope that if you do find information in the charts below you’ll let me know either via email or in the comments section.  If there are additional areas that you think need to be added to this chart, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.  I write these posts as a hobby so my time is limited to my availability.  Let me know what you think.  Enjoy.

(UPDATED 11.5.2013) Added the IBM x222 Flex Compute Node



Download the full comparison in PDF form (REVISED 11.5.2013):

BladesMadeSimple.com_x86_Blade_Server_Comparison(updated 11.5.2013) – 116KB, Adobe PDF



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 500 market.

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  28. Ron Hutzul

    Hi Kevin,

    I recently started at Softchoice as the Strategic BDM | Server Practice and found both your blog and this post in particular very interesting…

    Any chance you’d be willing to share the source .xlsx with me?

  29. Kevin Houston

    Ron – thanks for the comment. I’ve provided a PDF of the details with the blog post, which can be easily copied and used as you wish. As for the raw data file – there are some things I’ve got to keep as my own IP. I appreciate your understanding and support of the blog.

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