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Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft are greasing the skids a bit, hoping to pull in some medium and large businesses looking for new systems and software. The two companies have teamed up to offer so-called "solution block" bundles that pair HP BladeSystem machinery with Microsoft systems and application software. HP has been …

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Anonymous Coward

"BladeCenter" comment

Isn't "BladeCenter" an IBM term? Are the bundles with HP c-Class blades?

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Stop

What am I missing here?

Why would anyone in their right mind run a Microsoft application in Itanic?

The TCO just isn't there in comparison to X64. Furthermore, I'm limiting my vendor choice, both by adoping HP blades and by choosing Itanium.

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Jan

It is

Yup, BladeCenter is IBM-speak. If fact I you will get enthusiastically corrected to BladeSystem when you call a c-Class a BladeCenter.

Apart from that the c-Class is a nice piece of kit and will also happily run XEN.

...still like my p590s better, though.

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