Research firm says blades are hyped

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Research firm says blades are hyped

Vendors readily talk the talk in promoting the “value proposition” of server blades (define): Just add a blade to the chassis and scale to as much processing as you need. But do blades walk the walk in delivering the goods?

“Many users are clearly disappointed in blades’ failure to deliver the benefits promised,” said Bob Gill, chief research officer of the TheInfoPro (TIP) research firm in an interview with According to a report just released by TIP, many users who have installed and tested blades report putting widespread deployment on hold.

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