Self-contained computer servers, designed for high density, Blade servers are ideal for specific purposes such as web hosting and cluster computing. As more processing power, memory and I/O bandwidth are added to blade servers, they are increasingly being used for larger and more diverse workloads.
Why choose Blade servers?
In a standard server-rack configuration, 1U (one rack unit, 19" wide and 1.75" tall) is the minimum possible size of any equipment.
With blade computing components are no longer restricted to these minimum size requirements. The most common computer rack being 42U high, limits the number of discrete computer devices directly mounted in a rack to 42 components.
Blades do not have this limitation; densities of up to 100 computers per rack and more are possible with Blade systems.