Gartner statistics show that as of Q4 2015, Huawei blade server
shipments have ranked in top 3 in the world for multiple consecutive quarters.
For example, since all physical storage resources are virtualized in a cluster, administrators manage LUNs associated with blade servers
or applications instead of specific physical arrays, RAID groups and drives, saving time and reducing the need for a large storage administration staff.
Now, though, IBM and Intel argue that blade servers
are on the cusp of making a big splash deeper inside computer networks, where they could handle tasks such as gluing together disparate computer servers, as well as running business management software programs from firms such as Siebel Systems, SAP AG and others.
NEC has vaulted ahead of the competition and set an industry president by providing customers with the only Itanium 2 processor-based blade server
with InfiniBand technology available in the market," said Sheffield.
Are they providing Fibre Channel connectivity for full-sized servers used in an SMB environment, for example, or for a major corporation that needs small blade servers
to reduce their physical data center space, as well as to cut their heating and cooling costs?
Equalizer technology is ideal for optimizing blade server
environments because Equalizer quickly and efficiently routes traffic to the servers with the most available capacity, ensuring the system runs at peak performance levels.
The host bus adapter industry needs to address the blade server
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F5 Networks' BIG-IP Blade Controller optimizes any blade server
environment by providing the richest and most flexible features for Internet traffic management.