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October 02, 2007


Blade Guy

The whole premise The author of this article obviously isn't familiar with HP's C-Class blades. "Hot little power suckers" isn't the title I would give to a blade system that can save you 20-30% of the power and heat footprint of an equivilent 1U rack mount system.

HP also disproves the "other items had to go....most notably disk drives" theory. You can easily connect 2 - 10 hot plug disks to a blade in a C-Class enclosure. That will give a blade up to 1.4TB of local raw disk. I wouldn't call that storage constrained. But blades are targeted at applications that are already SAN connected, or don't need much disk.

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