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Thomas M. Bradicich ; xSeries/BladeCenter Servers, IBM Systems and Technology Group, USA

Named after the easily replaceable working part of a razor blade, or a readily accessible sword in its sheath, “server blades” are relatively new entrants in the high-volume mainstream server markets. And it is the IBM eServer™ BladeCenter® system that has distinguished server blade architecture for the enterprise, defining a new way for clients to build their data centers and computing infrastructures. The record growth and adoption of BladeCenter systems and the general industry appeal of blade architectures can be attributed to its many distinct benefits.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 6 )