[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: OT Blade servers



We've been burned here twice by blade cabinent turnover.  But Sun and
Dell have discontinued blades for the cabinents we own.  Any future
blade purchases would have to include a new cabinent.

Personally I prefer U1 servers for this type of application.



On 10/19/05, Greg Golin <greg golin gmail com> wrote:
> 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
> companies.
>
> 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.
>
> Regards,
> GG
>
> 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.
> > --
> >         Dave Ihnat
> >         ignatz dminet com
> >
> > --
> > redhat-list mailing list
> > unsubscribe mailto:redhat-list-request redhat com?subject=unsubscribe
> > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/redhat-list
> >
>
> --
> redhat-list mailing list
> unsubscribe mailto:redhat-list-request redhat com?subject=unsubscribe
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/redhat-list
>



[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]