Study Guide: Blade servers

Test your knowledge of blade server technology with this quick study guide.

Blade servers provide greater processing power in less rack space, reducing power consumption and simplifying cabling....

Blade servers are perfect for customers that need a powerful clustering solution but have limited budget and limited data center floor space. How well do you know the basics of blade server technology? Test your knowledge with this study guide.

  1. Blade servers borrow their operating system design from this type of network, found in many data centers.
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  2. Plugging blades, or standalone servers, into this hardware frame allows them to share power, optical drives, ports and switches and other resources with the other blades.
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  3. Each blade in a blade server typically comes with one or two local storage drives, either ATA or this type of drive.
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  4. Combining this technology with blade servers creates a simplified, flexible environment in which many machines are consolidated into one easily manageable physical machine.
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  5. Remote locations with no IT staff can be a good fit for blades because of this capability, which enables continuous monitoring of such metrics as processor temperature and utilization.
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This was last published in February 2008

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