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Podcast: What is a blade server?

 

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A blade server is a server chassis housing multiple thin, modular electronic circuit boards, known as server blades. Each blade is a server in its own right.. A few years ago, blade servers were only found in large data centers. Today, however, they represent the fastest growing segment of the server market for mid-sized businesses.

In this broadcast, we'll explain what a blade server is, how it's different from a box or rack-mounted server, and how it has moved from the world of big business to become a mainstream server solution for small to mid-sized businesses.

We'll also provide a case study to illustrate how one mid-sized company sucessfully deployed blade servers. You'll learn why they initially chose blades, what issues they faced during deployment and their recommendations for other companies who are considering a blade server deployment.

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