A recent blog post on Blocksandfiles.com is sparking concerns around the future of Cisco’s rack and server business. Are they on their way out, or is this just a bump in the road. Here are my thoughts. Continue reading
Lately I’ve been having discussions around “futures” with customers and one topic continues to be over ongoing interest. What will blade servers look like with the expectations of CPU TDPs continuing to increase? Looking into the future, it’s very clear that CPUs are going to create an obstacle for blade server users. TDPs are going to grow to the point where “air cooling” may not be sufficient for all workloads. This will force blade server users to make a choice. Continue reading
Every quarter IDC publishes market data for blade server vendors. In the past I’ve only covered the top 4 main stream vendors, Cisco, Dell Technologies, HPE and Lenovo. However, I recently came upon IDC’s full list of blade server vendors so I thought it would be good to share.
Well, it’s about fracken time, Cisco! Today Cisco finally announced information about their next generation UCS chassis. Here’s what you’re going to want to know. Continue reading
The future points toward higher wattage CPUs. Does this point to an end for blade servers? In this blog post, I’ll examine some real world power examples that may give us a clue. Continue reading
In the midst of the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor launch and the slew of blade server announcements, HPE quietly announced their next edition to the HPE Synergy family – the Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus. Here’s what we know. Continue reading
Lenovo published details on their next generation Think System blade server, the SN550 V2 based upon the 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor. Here are the specifics you need to know. Continue reading
(Updated 4.8.2021) Intel released the embargo on April 6, 2021 lifting the covers to the 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processor. As expected, blade server vendors are starting to release details of their offerings based on this new CPU announcement. Below is an updated chart to help guide you to the best blade server for your project. This version includes Intel DC Persistent Memory (Optane).
(Updated 4.13.2021) Cisco announced on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, the UCS B200 M6 blade server. Let’s take a look at what was revealed. Continue reading