(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
Today Intel lifted the embargo and announced the details of “Ice Lake” – the 3rd generation of Xeon SP CPUs. This new architecture brings new advantages that will enhance blade server performance. In this blog post I’ll highlight the specifics of what Ice Lake brings compared to the current generation. Continue reading
(UPDATED 4.7.2021) Earlier this month, Dell Technologies launched their next generation server line based on the upcoming 3rd Generation Intel Xeon SP processor. Here is what we know.
In the absence of blade server news, I thought I’d take a look back at one of the coolest blade servers I’ve seen – the HP E5000 Messaging System, circa 2011. Let’s review why it was head of its time. Continue reading
If you haven’t heard, Intel’s coming out with a new CPU architecture this year and it is a bit different than what you are used to. If you haven’t started re-architecting your plans for future blade servers, now is the time to begin. Continue reading
Earlier this month, IDC published their Q3 2020 WorldWide Server tracker data showing the top server vendors. in this post, I’m going to dive in and take a closer look at how blade servers are performing including which vendor is leading the blade server market. Continue reading
Last week I mentioned NPAR as a feature in most Broadcom like the ones found in the PowerEdge MX740c blade server. I realized although NPAR is nearly a decade old, it may not be well-known by readers, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to break it down for you. Continue reading
A few years ago, the thought of needing multiple 25GbE ports on a blade server was not even a consideration. In fact, I did a survey 6 years ago and got an overwhelming response that only a couple of 10GbE ports was needed for VMware virtualization efforts. Today there is now an option to have 8 x 25GbE ports in a 2 CPU blade server – but there are some things you need to know. Continue reading
One of the goals I have for this blog is to keep it current with news and updates from blade top tier server vendors. However, over the past year, I have found it harder and harder to find relevant information. Why is this? Is it just because we in a lull between new blade server models or is the blade server dying? I decided to dig a little deeper into this question. Continue reading