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When Hewlett-Packard launched the BladeSystem blade enclosures nearly seven years ago alongside its "blade everything" strategy, no one but Google was doing custom, high-density machines and it looked like blade servers would be the corporate platform of choice. And so HP built the c7000 chassis, and its smaller "Shorty" c3000 …

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  1. Lynrd
    Meh

    While they were fixing the mid-plane, it would have been awesome to maybe make the damned display so it could tilt upward - for those of us that have installed the enclosures at the bottom of the rack.

    1. Fuzz

      what do you use the display for?

      Don't think I've ever used the display other than setting the initial IP address when the enclosure was first installed.

  2. Bronek Kozicki Silver badge

    250ns

    That's pretty amazing, for network latency.

  3. seven of five

    Good stuff

    If blades float your boat, the c Series is about as good as it gets. And as you´ll usually get a good deal on the maintenance it is worth considering the c instead of rack servers even if space is not a premium at your site.

  4. Zed Zee

    Still one power connector?

    Did HP manage to update the blade's power connections while they were at it - from one to two - or is it still a single point of failure?

    "seven years ago...no one but Google was doing custom, high-density machines". Except of course, IBM, which launched its BladeCenter product way back in 2002.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Still one power connector?

      It's not a single point of failure as there are no active components to fail on the HP Blade power supply path.

  5. tin 2
    FAIL

    I can't STAND the new disks, impossible to get an idea of what's actually happening, for the sake of a spinny gimmick!

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