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Re: OT Blade servers

Blades are definitely not the next big thing, they are a very solid
market with five big players [IBM, Dell, HP, Verari, Rackable] who
sell blades by the thousands. Common customers are oil and gas
exploration companies, energy companies, graphic design companies,
market research compaines, national agencies (NASA, NIH), biotech

The chances for a standard backplane are slim to none. Lock in is not
a bitch, its a necessary evil dictated by market conditions.
I do agree with you on the infrastructure point though -- blades are not cheap.


On 10/19/05, Dave Ihnat <ignatz dminet com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 07:58:19AM -0500, McDougall, Marshall (FSH) wrote:
> > There is a lot of talk around the shop these days about blades and how
> > they are the next big thing.  I personally think they have limitations
> > and are more niche than global.
> >
> > What kind of blade experiences have you folks had?  Thanks.
> Until vendors agree on a common backplane, I've avoided them.  Lock-in
> is such a b*tch...and the infrastructure buy-in with blades amplifies
> the problem.
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