What are the consolidation ratios for virtual blade servers?

Learn about the consolidation ratios for blade server virtualization projects.

Q: What are the consolidation ratios for virtual blade servers?

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Martin MacLeod is an IT consultant based in London with several years' experience deploying and supporting blade servers in volume. He also blogs at bladewatch.com, where he tracks news on blade servers, grids and virtualization. Listen to the rest of Martin's answers on blade server virtualization by downloading our blade server virtualization podcast.

It all depends on factors such as the number of cores you have on your processor and what the applications are doing. It's typically four virtual machines per core, which means you can get 10 or more virtual machines on a blade.

This was first published in February 2008

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