Are blade server technologies still viable even with the advent of virtualization
Posted on 2014-07-30
Good afternoon experts,
My question is really an inquiry as to the viability of blade server technologies in a virtual environment. In my previous job, we had a combination of blade servers and rack mountable servers. when it came time to virtualize the environment , the decision was made to invest in rack mountable servers that were sufficiently beefy enough to handle the 150plus servers, that inlcuded , but not limited to, member servers, domain controllers, etc, into a VMware infrastructure. At the end of the day , the physical footprint of the data-center was reduced significantly , thus supporting the concept of going green. I believe this could have been achieved just as well using bladed technologies. I would appreciate some feedback on your agreement , disagreement , or opinions.