A number of customers have mentioned over the years that surely IBM & HP must be worried about virtualisation impinging on overall hardware sales. I always said that the kinds of servers that people buy for virtualisation are usually significantly more expensive than the customers would previously have purchased. This means that the volume might [...]
I don’t like to show favouritism, but IBM do make some incredible kit. I know it isn’t cool to get excited about servers, but I had the privilege of seeing a new M2 version of the excellent x3850.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me, but some of the design enhancements were incredible.
Sun have just announced a potentially market conquering piece of kit called the Sun Fire X4450 server.
This puppy is a 2U server that support 4 x Quad Core Intel Xeon CPUs with a colossal 128GB of RAM via its 32 Dimm Slots.
Just as most people suspected, HP have released a comparable product to IBM’s BladeCenter S product.