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October 15, 2009  2:12 PM

Blades vs. rack servers: A different perspective

Posted by: Colin Steele
Blade servers, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Rack servers

Our recent blades vs. rack servers face-off between Chris House and Rick Vanover has spurred some hot debate. Virtualization blogger Aaron...

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September 23, 2008  4:10 AM

Using blades as virtual hosts

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Blade servers, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware

March 10, 2008  12:42 AM

VMware ESX 3i on HP ProLiant servers: Ballyhoo or big idea?

Posted by: SAS70ExPERT
Blade servers, Product announcements, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

IT pros are split on the potential impact of VMware ESX Server 3i and on the importance of new bells and whistles, such as Hewlett-Packard Co.’s plug-and-play deployment capabilities and support from other major hardware vendors. Last week, VMware and HP announced that at the end of March,

February 29, 2008  12:54 PM

Buying servers for virtual machines? Think blades

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Blade servers, Networking, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

You may be considering new blade servers for your virtual host environments, and you are not alone. Gone are the days of the perception that blade servers have less horsepower than their general purpose counterparts. I recently attended a local virtualization user group meeting, and we talked at...

January 22, 2008  10:00 PM

Putting VMware Server 1.04 on CentOS 5.1 x86_64

Posted by: Joe Foran
Blade servers, Virtualization

Since 2.0 is almost out, I imagine this will need a follow-up at some point. ('ll keep me focussed on blogging.) In the meantime, I decided to give the 64-bit world a whirl, as we're evaluating moving to Exchange 2k7. With my box racked up and plugged in, I grabbed the ISO for CentOS 5.1...

October 8, 2007  1:34 PM

Scaling Up or Scaling Out, Revisited

Posted by: Joe Foran
Blade servers, Joseph Foran, Servers, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Why choose server virtualization?

Some time back, before I was invited on as a blogger for SSV, I was interviewed by the always-fun-to-work-with Adam Trujillo about Virtualization in the Data Center, and, like all good...

August 9, 2007  10:05 AM

Video: Virtualization, iSCSI and blade servers

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Blade servers, Virtual Iron

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Virtual Iron's Mike Grandinetti provides insights about the synergies between virtualization, blades, server consolidation and iSCSI in this...

May 10, 2007  11:53 AM

Expert opinion: Virtualization server hardware uses, pros and cons

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Blade servers, Servers

Most companies will run virtual machines on a mixture of server hardware types, but figuring out what app to run on each platform can be challenging, according to open source consultant and author Bernard Golden, a presenter at the Red Hat Summit, happening right now in San Diego. After sharing...

May 8, 2007  11:41 PM

Blade Summit update: Power, cooling hot issues; virtual desktops hot topic

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Barb Goldworm, Blade servers

In this quick Q&A, analyst and blade server columnist Barb Goldworm offers her views on the news from vendors and users at last week's Server Blade Summit, which she chaired.  SSV: How big a deterrent to buying blade servers is power and cooling, based on your...

May 6, 2007  12:23 PM

Five cool reasons to use blade servers; one big caveat

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Barb Goldworm, Blade servers

Why use blade servers when your rack servers aren't giving you any hassles? I met up with Craig Newell at the Server Blade Summit this week, and he gave some answers to that question. I've put them in the list below. Newell has more field experience working with blades than anyone else I met at...

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