Blade Platforms/Backracking Solutions


1st: IBM (22.2%), 2nd: Egenera (18.1%), 3rd: Sun Microsystems (17.4%)

With Linux growing like a weed in the corporate data center and many midsize and large firms deploying their first grid computing farms, the old svelte 1U rack-mountable server is taking up too much room for what it offers in return. Enter the backracking solution—a simple chassis that contains entire servers and individual blades that share a common backplane. Among the many blade solutions being brought to the market, the Wat

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