2019 – Year in Review

As we wrap up this decade, I wanted to take the time to say thank you.  While I created this blog to help me create a repository of blade server information, this blog has grown to provide (hopefully) valuable information to you.  In reality, without you I wouldn’t have a reason to continue writing on this blog– so thank you!  As you may know, this blog is my personal hobby.  I do not seek nor receive outside funds to help with the costs, I do it for enjoyment.  My biggest challenge continues to coming up with content that is not specific to one vendor.  As we move into the new year, I hope you will reach out to me if you come up with ideas of blade server topics you’d like to see.  Enough of this – let’s take a look at what was hot in 2019.

As of writing this post, I end the year with 58,738 hits in 2019.  Here are the most visited pages:


Top 3 Blog Post Hits – 2019

#1  Recommended Memory Configurations for Skylake CPU (6,951 hits; published August 2017)

#2  A Detailed Look at Dell PowerEdge VRTX (3,167 hits; published May 2013)

#3 Dell Network Daughter Card (NDC) and Network Partitioning (NPAR) Explained (3,122 hits; published Oct 2011)

Top 3 Hits – All Time

#1  A Detailed Look at Dell PowerEdge VRTX (78,293 hits; published May 2013)

#2 Dell Network Daughter Card (NDC) and Network Partitioning (NPAR) Explained  (37,651 hits; published October 2011)

#3 A First Look at Dell’s FX Architecture (25,231 hits; published November 2014)

Top 3 Visiting Countries – 2019

#1  United States (24,470)

#2  United Kingdom (3,127)

#3  India (2,866)


Again, thank you for your support.  I will continue to come up with ideas to write about in 2020, so please keep reading.  Happy New Year!


Kevin Houston - Founder, BladesMadeSimple.comKevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BladesMadeSimple.com.  He has over 20 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 has worked at Dell EMC since August 2011 and is a Principal Engineer and Chief Technical Server Architect supporting the Central Enterprise Region at Dell EMC.


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