Mini blades vs. full blades? Pros and Cons

There are a number of advantages to selecting blades for the server platform in the data center. Yet, there are many obstacles to fully realizing the benefits of this form factor. I first saw this form factor during the inaugural Gestalt IT Tech Field Day.

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The blade server is great at face value in that there are additional management tools, a reduced space requirement and cost advantages. Many data centers can’t take advantage of blades due to the initial investment or the thought that the requirements would never populate the blades to the break-even cost point. Frequently, the break-even threshold is about 5 or 6 blades within a chassis.

Read the entire blog post at the Network Administrator on TechRepublic.

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