New E5 blades a bit thin on the ground?
Interestingly, given the supposed import of the blades market, the tier one vendors are releasing only a few new E5-based blades each and in very similar packages. For example, IBM has one new dual-socket HS23 and an HPC offering sort-of-a-blade in the dx360 M4; hp has a new dual-socket in the DL460Gen8 and a new SL2x220 HPC blade; and Fujitsu has a new dual-socket BX920 S3 and HPC BX924 S3. Considering the variety in the hp range alone, I wonder why we're not seeing more new E5-based models? Maybe they all have lots of older blades in stock. Maybe it's time to ask the reps for a discount on those older blades.