: ServerBlade 800i"> Executive Summary: ServerBlade 800i
RLXs ServerBlade 800i system boasts the latest Intel processors and has the highest blade density available in a 3U chassis. The ServerBlade 800i is easy to install and manage, thanks to the RLX Control Tower Blade. The ServerBlade 800i also has more internal storage capacity and enclosures that can provide higher blade density than HPs ProLiant BL10e system.
(+) Faster processor and memory; more internal storage; highest available server blade density. (-) Enclosure lacks redundant cooling fans; multiple Control Tower Blades will be needed in high-volume deployment situations. Evaluation Short List
HP Blade Server bh7800
HP ProLiant BL10e
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The ServerBlade 800i is priced starting at $1,450, with the RLX System 300ex enclosure priced at $3,300. The RLX Controller Tower 2 blade is priced at $1,900 but doesnt require licensing.