Executive Summary

By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2002-12-23 Print this article Print

: Poweredge 1655MC Blade Server"> Executive Summary: Poweredge 1655MC Blade Server

Usability Excellent
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Good
Scalability Fair
Security Good
Dells PowerEdge 1655MC is a compact dual-processor blade system with good management and provisioning capabilities. The 1655MC is best suited for network-edge applications, such as Web services, e-mail or firewall tasks.

Cost Analysis

The 1655MC is priced aggressively, starting at $1,500. The enclosure costs an extra $3,000, and IT managers should be aware that management and Remote Install provisioning server will require extra costs.

(+) Embedded remote management and KVM; robust provisioning software. (-) Internal components are difficult to access.

Evaluation Short List
  • HPs ProLiant BL p-class
  • IBMs eServer Bladecenter
  • RLXs ServerBlade 1200i
  • www.dell.com


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