Over the past several years, I’ve run across some things that the blade manufacturer’s won’t easily tell you. Today, I reveal some of those secrets. Continue reading
I’m deviating from the norm today to ask you a question: what’s your problem? I ask not in a sarcastic way, but in a serious way. Writing about blade servers is fun, but I’m looking to write up some posts on what problems blade servers, or x86 servers in general, help solve – and I’m looking for your feedback. Of course, I could rely on the marketing that vendors provide on how they can “increase your ROI” or “reduce your TCO”, but I want REAL issues from you, the reader, and not a bunch of corporate buzz words. Continue reading
I continuously find myself re-visiting the same links to find additional information regarding blade servers, so I finally came up with a revolution: why not consolidate the links and put them on my site? Introducing a new addition to my blog – the “Helpful Links” page. Located at the top of every page, the Helpful Links page is designed to be a single stop shop for the best links related to blade servers. My goal is to continue to update this page, so if you have links you want to see, or if something is broken, please let me know. This is YOUR site. I built this site for you, so in the words of Jerry Maguire, “Help me, help you.” Thanks for your continued support.
The Washington Post has a nice article today from Logan G. Harbaugh of PC World about blade servers. In the article, Logan takes the discussion of blade servers back to the basics. The piece covers the pro’s and con’s of blade servers as well as some good comparisons between blade and rack servers.
Over the next two days, I will have the opportunity to participate in Gestalt IT’s 3rd Field Day. Over the next few days, I’ll be stepping outside of my “blades only” discussion and I’ll be blogging about this event. So that you will appreciate the posts, let me give you some background on this event. Continue reading
As I mentioned previously, the next few weeks are going to be filled with new product / technology annoucements. Here’s a list of some dates that you may want to mark on your calendar (and make sure to come back here for details:)
Feb 9 – Big Blue new product announcement (hint: in the BladeCenter family)
Mar 2 – Big Blue non-product annoucement (hint: it’s not the eX4 family)
Mar 16 – Intel Westmere (Intel Xeon 5600) Processor Announcement (expect HP and IBM to announce their Xeon 5600 offerings)
Mar 30 – Intel Nehalem EX (Xeon 7600) Processor Annoucement (expect HP and IBM to announce their Intel Xeon 7600 offerings)
As always, you can expect for me to give you coverage on the new blade server technology as it gets announced!