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Data Center Blade Server Integration

Blade Server Integration

Explore the integration of blade servers into a Cisco data center multi-tier architecture.

Blade Server Integration

September 10, 2008

The data center is the repository for applications and data critical to the modern enterprise. The enterprise demands on the data center are increasing, requiring the capacity and flexibility to address a fluid business environment whilst reducing operational costs. Data center expenses such as power, cooling, and space have become more of a concern as the data center grows to address business requirements.

Blade servers are the latest server platforms that attempt to address these business drivers. Blade servers consolidate compute power and suggest that the data center bottom line will benefit from savings related to the following:

  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Physical space
  • Management
  • Server provisioning
  • Connectivity (server I/O)

This document explores the integration of blade servers into a Cisco data center multi-tier architecture.

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Chris O'Brien
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