Modern Hewlett Packard server blades provide maximum integration into existing infrastructure, while C-Class machines offer higher reliability and redundancy than typical rack solutions. Add to this all the necessary tools for monitoring and controlling servers, additional expansion modules, and you will understand why blade systems are replacing traditional ones.

Analysts believe that the future belongs to Blade servers. They are able to provide a higher density of computing resources, significant energy savings, ease of installation and operation of the server park. What are Blade servers, how they appeared, how they evolved and what are their pros and cons, and most importantly, when your enterprise switches to Blade architecture, we will tell you in this article.

One of the trends in the server market is the transition to 2.5 " hard drives. Manufacturers claim to increase storage density and reduce power consumption. But how relevant is it if you count Watt, gigabyte per unit, and also remember the cost of the hard drives themselves and their controllers? Let's look at this situation using HP servers as an example.