This section provides an overview for server blades as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 9 server blade manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Traditionally, rack-mounted servers were the most common form of storage, but the server blade was created due to their larger storage space.
A blade server consists of multiple server blade shaped like thin blades and housed in a single chassis. The following is an explanation of blade servers.
In addition to these multiple units, HDDs, DVDs, power supplies, fans, etc. are also housed in a shared configuration.
The racks that house server blades are configured to share HDDs, DVDs, power supplies, fans, and other components, enabling the system to consume less power.
In addition, since multiple units can be installed in an EIA standard 19-inch rack, storage space can be significantly reduced in addition to that of mounted servers.
For these reasons, the system is used to reduce storage space and power consumption for the growing number of servers.
In addition, the system has a redundant configuration, so that in the event of a system failure, it is possible to switch to a backup unit and continue operation in a relatively short period.
Blade servers are characterized by their ability to fit into a small physical space, but at the time of their commercialization, they are inferior to rack-mounted servers in terms of CPU processing speed and memory capacity.
With the subsequent rapid development of semiconductor technology, CPU and memory have become smaller and more powerful. Blade servers are now as powerful as rack-mounted servers.
Other advantages of blade servers include the fact that they do not require wiring between units. This is because all communication between units is handled through the unit connections provided in the rack. This also contributes to the space savings of blade servers.
Furthermore, some blade servers are available with LCD units. It is difficult to install a monitor permanently in the computer center where the server is installed. When the user wants to monitor the system status, the LCD unit is convenient because it allows the user to check the system's operating status immediately.
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