Dell is taking its micro servers, which it first created on a custom basis for dedicated hosters last year, mainstream in the PowerEdge-C line of machines. Micro servers, according to the definition espoused by Dell and Intel alike, are usually based on a single processor socket, have minimal memory, little or no virtualization …
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Are these not just blade servers, looks like it.
Why call them Micro Servers, don't see the diffrence.
+1 for that
What is the difference between these and other providers' blade systems?
Also, I've been looking at a bunch of dual-core 13" laptops for EUR500 ex VAT with room for 8GB DDR3. I reckon I could get a dozen into 4U, with onboard UPS (battery), monster green credentials and gigabit ethernet, all for EUR6000. Come to think of it, that's not that cheap. Forget it.
Re: +1 for that
There are a number of differences. A blade chassis has its own internal management controller and tools that span all of the blades as well as shared storage and shared networking. They also have a shared midplane linking the blades to the chassis and to the switches and management controllers. Blades can also have two or four sockets. Micro servers are small, don't have a shared management framework, are generally single-socket boxes with minimal memory and I/O. They plug into shared power and have their own disks.
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