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IDC PeerScape: Practices for Deploying Blade Servers

IDC PeerScape: Practices for Deploying Blade Servers

This IDC PeerScape discusses the practices for deploying blade servers."Blade servers can offer enormous benefits to an organization if deployed properly and in the right context," said Kuba Stolarski, research director, Computing Platforms at IDC. "For infrastructure management and resource density, there is no equivalent computing technology to blade servers in the market today. Organizations that could benefit from deploying blade servers or are already considering deployment should refer to this study as a guide to setting up a blade-ready organizational structure."


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Practice 1: Maintain a System Deployment Workflow
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Practice 2: Prepare Environment for Optimal Blade Server Usage
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Practice 3: Right-Size Workload Density
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Practice 4: Carry Out Proofs of Concept with Vendors or VARs
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Practice 5: Create a Cross-Functional Review Team
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