Gartner Research

Hewlett-Packard BladeSystem Blade Servers

Published: 15 June 2005

ID: G00127860

Analyst(s): Jane Wright

Summary

HP's BladeSystem ProLiant blade servers are available in one-, two- and four-way models, with a choice of Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors. The HP blade server family is distinguished by its high internal storage capacity and extensive choice of Opteron-based models.

Table Of Contents
  • HP ProLiant Blade Servers
  • Enclosures (Chassis)
  • Interconnect Switches
  • Power Supplies
  • Blade Server Management
  • Pricing
  • Competitive Comparisons
    • Dual-Processor, Xeon-Based Blade Servers
    • Opteron-Based Blade Servers
    • Quad-Processor, Xeon-Based Blade Servers
  • Strengths
    • Many Opteron-Based Models
    • Very Dense BL30p Model
    • Generous Internal Storage Capacities
  • Limitations
    • Limited Choice of Interconnect Switches
    • Low Density From Quad-Processor Model
    • Can’t Add Unix Blades to the Chassis
  • Insight

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