Executive Summary

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


: ServerBlade 800i"> Executive Summary: ServerBlade 800i
USABILITY Good
CAPABILITY Good
PERFORMANCE Fair
INTEROPERABILITY Fair
MANAGEABILITY Fair
SCALABILITY Good
SECURITY Fair
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.

Cost Analysis

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.

(+) 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
  • www.rlxtechnologies.com/products/products_blades.php

    Links to additional articles in this Special Report:
  • Blade to Order
  • Consider Virtualization Return
  • F5, Jareva Management Tools Rein in Blade Systems


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