Savvy IT professionals are finding that blade servers are less expensive than traditional rack servers for most new deployments, while also delivering improvements in agility, scalability and manageability.
If your organization is deploying a new server farm or cluster for any reason — a newly virtualized application or a growing business initiative, perhaps — this is the time to consider blade servers as a cost-effective alternative to traditional rack servers. In most use cases, you will find blade servers to be less expensive than rack servers for both the initial purchase as well as for long-term total
cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, blades enable improvements in manage-ability, agility, scalability and power consumption.