Executive Summary

 
 
By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2002-06-10 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: HP ProLiant BL10e"> Executive Summary: HP ProLiant BL10e
USABILITY Good
CAPABILITY Good
PERFORMANCE Fair
INTEROPERABILITY Fair
MANAGEABILITY Good
SCALABILITY Fair
SECURITY Fair
The HP ProLiant BL10e server blade system offers an easily serviceable, modular enclosure with better interconnect options than the RLX ServerBlade system. The ProLiant Rapid Deployment Pack requires extra server hardware but provides comprehensive server blade provisioning and management capabilities.

Cost Analysis

The BL10e is priced at $1,800 per blade with the enclosure costing an extra $5,500. Provisioning software requires extra cost in licensing and server hardware. Volume discounts are available with blades purchased in 10-packs. HP hasnt announced plans to merge or discontinue the bh server blade product line and the Compaq ProLiant blade line, but that might change.

(+) Comprehensive provisioning and management suite; modular, easily serviceable enclosure.

(-) Expensive; requires extra hardware for provisioning server.

Evaluation Short List
  • RLX Technologies ServerBlade 800i
  • HPs Blade Server bh7800
  • www.compaq.com/products/servers/proliant-bl/e-class/index.html



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