March 27, 2003

Blade Servers Not So Sharp After All?

Louis Gray writes "All of the hype over blade servers is simply overdone, given the minor improvements they have over more-traditional rackmount servers. Until blade servers overcome these limitations, it is exceedingly difficult to see how they will be able to expand their role from that of a niche sale.

BlueArc CTO Geoff Barrall says that the minor improvements in disk density don't overcome the increased management and decreased I/O flexibility blade servers bring, in his latest column: Blade Servers Not Looking Too Sharp"


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