Blade servers are self-contained computer servers designed for high density. Whereas a standard rack-mount server can exist with 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. A blade enclosure provides services such as power, cooling, networking, various interconnects and management - though different blade providers have differing principles around what should and should not be included in the blade itself. Together these form the blade system.
Join TeamQuest Product Manager Pascal Wallenius as he discusses IT performance solutions for blade servers. Pascal describes the benefits of blade servers and the growing demands being placed on capacity planners in regard to this unique server environment. Listeners will gain insight into the importance of effective blade server management.