What factors should be considered when deciding between open source and commerical offerings?
| Server-reviews Article Published August 18, 2016
Supermicro's latest blade servers feature Intel Broadwell CPUs and when paired with NVMe and SSD disks are total screamers in terms of performance.
| Server-reviews Article Published August 2, 2016
There's nothing "mini" about the Cisco UCS Mini -- it's a full-fledged blade server platform with the ability to scale up to meet the large majority of enterprise needs.
| Server-reviews Article Published July 14, 2015
In need of a versatile building block capable of handling just about anything you want to throw at it? Check out what's essentially a cluster in a box from Dell.
| Server-reviews Article Published June 2, 2015
The HP DL180 Gen9 server may be just what you need if you're looking for a budget-priced two-socket server.
| Server-news Article Published April 8, 2015
The vendor said faster SPARC64 X+ chips will help the M10-1 and M10-4 servers, jointly developed with Oracle, increase performance by 30 percent.
| Server-news Article Published March 10, 2015
The new Cloudline servers are not intended to compete against existing ProLiant servers.
| Server-reviews Article Published December 10, 2014
HP continues to innovate with each new generation of servers while maintaining the tradition of engineering quality hardware. Do the new Gen9 systems live up to that high standard?
| Server-news Article Published October 23, 2014
HP's scale-out high-density server platform debuts new application-focused solutions.
| Server-news Article Published September 4, 2014
UCS rack and blade servers now have some company in Cisco's biggest server update in years.
| Server-news Article Published May 13, 2014
Jen-Hsun Huang says the mobile chip, which was introduced at CES in January, is generating some interest from server makers.
| Server-news Article Published January 23, 2014
After another disappointing year of hardware sales, IBM throws in the towel on its low-end server business.
| Server-reviews Article Published January 6, 2014
While the compact 1U ProLiant DL320 may not offer the cost savings of its MicroServer sibling, it does provide impressive compute power and features ideal for a small business or small branch office.
| Hreviews Article Published June 3, 2010
Looking to buy x86 blade servers? Here's what HP, IBM, Dell and Fujitsu have to offer.
| News Article Published March 17, 2009
After months of speculation, its new blade server debuts with a large partner ecosystem and vast promises.
| News Article Published March 10, 2009
The company is planning to release a new set of blade servers based on upcoming Intel processors, right about the time Cisco enters the market.
| News Article Published October 3, 2008
Adding larger-size drives to a blade means much more storage inside a blade chassis, rather than using external storage.
| News Article Published July 29, 2008
IBM BladeCenter systems can now be installed inside of Rackable ICE Cube modular data centers.
| News Article Published June 27, 2008
Its latest Xeon and Itanium blades offer improved performance while consuming less power. Can Hitachi make a dent in the U.S. market?
| News Article Published January 22, 2008
Dell unveiled an ambitious new design for both the chassis and blades that constitute the PowerEdge M1000e line. Will the enhancements compensate for Dell's delayed entry into what is evolving into a two horse race?
| News Article Published January 14, 2008
In its quest to offer client-centered infrastructures, Big Blue Monday unveiled a custom-designed blade aimed at retailers.
| Hreviews Article Published January 11, 2008
Dubbed 'Shorty,' there's nothing small about the BladeSystem c3000 enclosure -- aside from its footprint.
| Hreviews Article Published January 3, 2008
As blades become increasingly commonplace in the enterprise, vendors are refining their offerings to ensure their blades are a cut above the competition. Hitachi is setting its Xeon-based server blades apart with firmware-based virtualization technology.
| Hreviews Article Published November 30, 2007
With the dual-core LS21 and LS41, IBM made BladeCenter an option for high-performance computing as well as consolidation. Now, it's looking ahead to quad core.
| News Article Published November 27, 2007
With the latest partnership between HP and Scalent, HP's blade systems running Scalent Virtual Operating Environment will help facilitate a fast install and recovery option for virtualized servers.
| Virtualization Article Published November 20, 2007
IBM and HP are taking the blade battle to the virtual realm. Will their approaches to I/O virtualization be the difference between the competing products?
| Hreviews Article Published November 16, 2007
Blades are bulking up, and HP is buying into the trend with the 4P quad-core Xeon 7300 based BL680c. Will it keep pace with changing enterprise computing needs?
| Hreviews Article Published October 26, 2007
IT generalists with minimal storage expertise will find much to like about HP's SB600c Storage Blade.
| Hreviews Article Published September 7, 2007
Egenera BladeFrame EX virtualizes network and storage in a blade form factor that fits in a standard, rack-sized chassis. Can this high-end offering walk the fine line between mature and cutting-edge?
| News Article Published June 7, 2007
Mix and match UltraSPARC-, Opteron- and Xeon-powered blades in the latest offering from Sun.
| News Article Published April 13, 2007
Based on Intel quad-core and AMD dual-core processors, Big Blue's latest blade systems offer greater energy efficiency.
| Hreviews Article Published March 12, 2007
IBM and HP may dominate the blade game, but they are far from the only players. Verari is one vendor stealthily expanding in this space. Its solution packs a powerful yet cool punch.
| Trends Article Published February 15, 2007
From Dell to University of Pennsylvania to Midwest ISO, power, server density and virtualization are the top-of-mind issues confronting data centers of all sizes and industries.
| News Article Published October 31, 2006
At this week's Storage Networking World HP unveiled a number of storage options for SMBs, including a dedicated storage blade and a SAN in a box.
| Tutorials Article Published October 26, 2006
What makes blade servers be considered blade servers, and which features make for a sharp offering?
| Hreviews Article Published May 22, 2006
As the debate over server blade maturity rages on, vendors from IBM and HP to Egenera and Verari continue to innovate and improve.
| News Article Published February 9, 2006
IBM unveiled new blade servers and a chassis capable of routing data 10 times faster than previous systems.
| News Article Published January 27, 2006
The machines are piping data faster but the gear isn't getting hotter.
| News Article Published November 15, 2005
IBM is issuing a line of blades to help banks rein in their branch offices.
| News Article Published November 8, 2005
With PC blades, HP aims to protect data while keeping IT services costs down.
| Tutorials Article Published November 2, 2005
Costly data center build-outs and space-devouring server expansions are a thing of the past. Jerry Hodgen shares his tale of planning a server consolidation project and getting everyone, from prickly vendors to penny-pinching CIOs, onboard.
| News Article Published October 19, 2005
Fujitsu is the latest vendor to board the Opteron bus, announcing Opteron blade and rackmount servers.
| News Article Published October 12, 2005
The companies look to cut customers' ownership costs while expanding their market reach.
| Hreviews Article Published September 19, 2005
Blade servers are a particularly bright spot in a server market that continues to heat up. IBM and HP are the two shining stars.
| News Article Published February 11, 2005
The blade server pioneer has revamped its blade server software to
differentiate itself from IBM and HP.
| News Article Published February 1, 2005
HP has sought out a trusted partner while it works on a switching solution of its own.
| News Article Published December 27, 2004
With IBM and HP tightening their lock on the blade server market,
RLX has opted to manage blades rather than serve them.
| Hreviews Article Published September 28, 2004
Last year, server blades were the tech industry's darling. Will this year's slow growth and domination by market behemoths cause the festivities to crash?
| News Article Published September 22, 2004
Hewlett-Packard Monday reorganized its server blade portfolio and offered a peek at some new management tools.
| News Article Published September 2, 2004
The companies will allow third-party vendors to build custom blades from the shared intellectual property.
| Hreviews Article Published March 16, 2004
The server blade market is growing by leaps and bounds. We look at the leading players as well as what to consider when choosing a vendor.