Blade Servers White Papers

Blade Servers are self-contained computer servers, designed for high density. Whereas a standard rack-mount server can exist with (at least) a power cord and network cable, blade servers have many components removed for space, power and other considerations while still having all the functional components to be considered a computer.
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

CIOs and IT professionals know that as their businesses grow, the need for computing also grows.

Tags : cisco, ucs blades, server, unified computing systems, blade servers, enterprise software, productivity, project management
    
By: Raritan     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

Data centers are finding that they must deploy more and more power to their racks. This white paper addresses considerations surrounding the deployment of high power.

Tags : raritan, racks, high power, cooling, energy, data centers, power, rack power
    
By: Splice Machine     Published Date: Feb 17, 2014

Hadoop has become popular to store massive data sets because it can distribute them across inexpensive commodity servers. Click here to learn more from this free report.

Tags : big data, hadoop, data centers, massive data, servers, virutalization, blades, cloud
    
By: Equinix     Published Date: Feb 13, 2014

Read our interconnectivity infopaper to find out how tapping into our more than 900 networks and 450 cloud providers can give you secure, high-bandwidth connections with zero latency and ensure your success in the Internet of Everything era.

Tags : interconnectivity, data center design, blades, servers, cloud computing, cloud application, green computing, storage
    
By: Adaptive Computing     Published Date: Feb 06, 2014

A new approach, known as “Big Workflow,” is being created by Adaptive Computing to address the needs of these applications. It is designed to unify public clouds, private clouds, Map Reduce-type clusters, and technical computing clusters. Download now to learn more.

Tags : adaptive, ada[tive computing, big data, data center, workload management, servers, cloud, cloud computing
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2014

Two years ago Clabby Analytics wrote a report that evaluated Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) and revealed shortcomings in the UCS design, stating that Cisco blade environments are “good enough” computing environment. Since then Cisco made improvements to their system design, but the blade market didn’t stand still waiting for them to catch up as IBM announced a new system design: the IBM Flex System. Continue on to this new assessment from Clabby Analytics that compares Cisco’s UCS blade server offering to IBM Flex System’s in a soup-to-nuts evaluation. Also find out how these two major players compare to the competitors in the blade marketplace.

Tags : ucs blade server, system manager, cross system, system architecture, virtual machine, cisco, ibm flex system, clabby analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2014

In this Research Report, Clabby Analytics takes a closer look at IBM’s Flex System converged architecture. The new Flex System’s advanced blade offering shines compared to its closest rival: traditional blade architecture. Flex System offers superior manageability, faster communications, more storage capacity (using up to eight internal solid state drives [SSDs] per compute node) and better storage management — as well as broader/better physical/virtual system management — than all of today’s leading blade competitors.

Tags : clabby analytics, ibm, flex system, architecture, blade architecture, puresystems, pureflex, virtualization
    
By: NetApp     Published Date: Dec 19, 2013

This whitepaper describes both the business and technical benefits of implementing the Cisco UCS with NetApp Storage for SAP HANA solution.

Tags : netapp, sap, sap hana, rack, servers, disaster tolerance, disaster recovery, networking
    
By: Iron Mountain     Published Date: Dec 09, 2013

Kelly Morgan shares insight from 451 Research Group and the top things you need to consider when transforming your data center and whether to build, expand or lease space.

Tags : iron mountain, blades, blade server, data center, data centre, data center space, storage, virtualization
    
By: Alcatel-Lucent     Published Date: Dec 02, 2013

The question that businesses need to ask themselves is, “Is my data center designed for yesterday’s technology, or tomorrow’s?”. This whitepaper will help you find the answer.

Tags : data center, data centre, data center optimization, alcatel lucent, alcatel, lucent, qos, server farm
    
By: Hewlett-Packard     Published Date: Aug 02, 2013

When rack-mounted servers first appeared on the scene in the 1990s, they offered considerable advantages over the behemoth boxes they replaced. Their small, standardized footprint went a long way toward making data centers easier to manage. In the ensuing decades, form factor size and compute power have had an inverse relationship. Their universal standardization earned them the nickname “pizza box” servers, and it was a key driver of the scale-out computing model popular in the early 2000s. Populating a rack of eight servers and either clustering them or implementing failover from one to the other was far easier than previously possible.

Tags : blade, servers, infrastructure, ip networks, local area networking, network management, backup and recovery, blade servers
    
By: Hewlett-Packard     Published Date: Aug 02, 2013

Virtualization was supposed to be the disruptive technology that saved IT. The cost savings from consolidation and the ease at which applications can be deployed promised to vastly improve delivery of IT services, free up IT staff to work on other projects, and not strain budgets. Unfortunately, lack of insight into IT resource status in highly virtualized environments and the complexity of the interactions between server, storage, and network elements have added to IT staff manual workloads and led most companies to dedicate too much time to operations and not enough time to innovation. This basically negates the major benefits of virtualization.

Tags : virtualization, optimization, blade infrastructure, infrastructure, blade, ip networks, network management, network performance
    
By: Hewlett-Packard     Published Date: Aug 02, 2013

Every data center IT manager must constantly deal with certain practical constraints such as time, complexity, reliability, maintainability, space, compatibility, and money. The challenge is that business application demands on computing technology often don’t cooperate with these constraints. A day is lost due to a software incompatibility introduced during an upgrade, hours are lost tracing cables to see where they go, money is spent replacing an unexpected hardware failure, and so on. Day in and day out, these sorts of interruptions burden data center productivity. Sometimes, it’s possible to temporarily improve the situation by upgrading to newer technology. Faster network bandwidth and storage media can reduce the time it takes to make backups. Faster processors — with multiple cores and larger memory address space — make it possible to practically manage virtual machines.

Tags : bladesystem, blade, infrastructure, blade infrastructure, blade servers, storage virtualization, best practices, productivity
    
By: Hewlett-Packard     Published Date: Aug 02, 2013

"Cloud computing, also known as 'IT as a Service', is predicated on delivering IT services on demand, an idea that has support from business leaders as a way to better align IT with business operations. Cloud computing has two key requirements: virtualized applications and seamless support and integration between the server, networking, storage and hypervisor components. In this paper, we explore these concepts and highlight the critical features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components-with a particular focus on the important role that storage plays in the evolution of the datacenter architecture."

Tags : datacenter, architectures, cloud, virtualization, blade servers, network attached storage, storage management, storage virtualization
    
By: Hewlett-Packard     Published Date: Aug 02, 2013

As the amount of information we generate grows, and as our relationship with information grows more complex, the race to innovate new products and services to help us harness information, manage it, and tap into it more easily intensifies. This paper discusses the continuing development of HP’s strategy for delivering Converged Storage that improves the ability of your business to capitalize on information. Building on the foundation provided by fusing industry-standard technologies, federated scale-out software, and converged management, HP is now extending Converged Storage into new solutions and segments with a new initiative that introduces the next evolution of this HP Converged Storage strategy and vision.

Tags : storage, converged storage, backup and recovery, blade servers, ip storage, network attached storage, storage area networks, storage management
    
By: Sponsored by HP and Intel®     Published Date: May 09, 2013

This IDC paper “Business Value of Blade Infrastructures” indicates the considerable cost savings and the improved agility of the IT infrastructure by migrating to an HP BladeSystem environment. In fact, HP BladeSystem cut data costs by 68%. Customers participating in this study were able to pay back their initial investment in just over 7 months, a significant factor given the financial constraints most IT organizations are facing.

Tags : storage, blade, server, infrastructure, study, business value, roi, bandwidth management
    
By: Nutanix, Inc.     Published Date: May 07, 2013

This report defines storage-centric virtualized infrastructure, its opportunity and use cases, and the emerging vendor landscape that IT infrastructure and operations groups should evaluate as they purse the software-defined data center.

Tags : converged infrastrucutres, storage, virtualization, server, storage-centric, lun, modular expansion, backup and recovery
    
By: TeamQuest     Published Date: Mar 04, 2013

Virtualization and cloud architectures can actually make it harder to deliver consistent performance to critical applications. Best practice performance management can help IT virtualize applications that require guaranteed performance.

Tags : virtualization, network, performance, cloud, cloud computing, enterprise applications, backup and recovery, blade servers
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Download this paper to learn best practices for Blade environments from Jed Scaramella, research manager of IDC's Services program on behalf of HP's customers.

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Featuring Virtualization Best Practices for Reducing Costs

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Read this whitepaper to learn how you can build a BladeSystem that fits your organization.

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Blade servers can yield significant cost efficiencies over rack servers — while taking up a smaller footprint, consuming less power and providing significant advantages in terms of manageability, scalability and flexibility.

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Savvy IT professionals are finding that blade servers are less expensive than traditional rack servers for most new deployments, while also delivering improvements in agility, scalability and manageability.

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Modern blade solutions are the heart of flexible, cost-effective infrastructures.

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: HP - Intel®     Published Date: Oct 08, 2012

Genesee Community College uses HP Converged Infrastructure technologies to enrich services, speed time to value and deliver significant savings.

Tags : high availability, converged infrastructure, it infrastructure, servers, blade servers, virtualization
    
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