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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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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "BladeCenter" comment

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

  2. Anonymous Coward

    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.

  3. 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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