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The architecture and design of the IBM eServer™ BladeCenter® system make it an ideal platform for many information technology (IT) solutions. Its high availability, modularity, flexible infrastructure integration, and on demand configuration options have prompted developers within IBM and in end-user IT organizations to create solutions tailored to a particular industry or function. This paper describes the BladeCenter system in the application of several of these solutions—their target enterprises, end-users, and key benefits. High-performance and scientific clusters, branch-office-in-a-box, financial services, and hosted-client solutions are reviewed.
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