Blade Servers: Does Smaller Mean Better? 2By Baselinemag | Posted 2012-05-08 Email Print
They sound great on paper: smaller, faster, cheaper. But do blade serverssystems of thin circuit boards with processors and memory and enclosures with shared network and power connectionslive up to their billing? Many users say the smaller, sleeker servers do save money, space and time. But some warn that blades can trigger higher cooling costs in data centers.
Lead Story: Too Hot To Handle?
Read about the issues technology managers need to prepare for when evaluating and deploying blade servers.
Voice of Experience: Polaris Industries' Nathan Myrold
The increased density of blade servers meant Myrold and his team had to step up their electrical capacity.
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