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Feb 27 2009   9:09PM GMT

The new HP Blade: HP ProLiant BL495c

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, today I wanted to talk about the new BL495c blade from HP. This is a Blade server that was made just for virtualization. How you ask?


Well to start, it comes with a maximum memory capacity of 128 GB of RAM, along with support for HP’s Virtual Connect Flex-10 network technology. This means you can carve up 10 GBe worth of network traffic and virtualize the heck out of each BL495c you stick in your enclosure.


Couple this with a C7000 enclosure which can fit 16 of these bad boys per enclosure and you’re talking about some serious horsepower. Even with the C3000 enclosure we’re talking about 8 blades per enclosure which is nothing to sneeze at.


Granted the server is running AMD cpus and I’m currently a fan of the Intel procs for virtualization but when we’re talking virtualization, it’s the memory capacity that is really going to help you out here. It would be awesome if they released an Intel version of this blade.


You can read more about it here.



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