Can the Gen-Z Consortium makes blade servers the future of the data center?
So Dell has introduced ARM servers for hyperscale/cloud applications. This is very, very interesting, but also quite puzzling. Will they sell these to “regular” customers? And who would buy them?
In the server space, one of the biggest shifts was the form factor of the servers: From tower to rack-mount to blades. But what makes a blade server anyway? Let’s consider this for a moment, as we watch another shift in progress.
Day 2 of HP Blades Day took place in a new location â€“ the Customer Experience Centre. We reviewed the previous dayâ€™s presentations with a quick question & answer session, learned about client virtualisation (VDI), and took a factory tour.
HP Blades Tech Day 1 is now over and what a whirlwind of a day it was. Â Here is a summary of the day’s activities.
Despite months of hyperbolic warnings, Cisco’s release today of their Unified Computing System blade servers (code named Project California) is gentle and evolutionary. The networking giant is challenging HP, IBM, and Dell, to be sure, but not with a slap in the face. Cisco is easing into the server pool with their UCS servers.