HP's c3000 can use "low-line" outlets (like 110 volts), and can be used in rooms with limited air conditioning. This makes it a good match for SMBs that do not have a data center or dedicated computer room. A c3000 chassis with 1GB networking and a single server costs a few thousand to deploy, according to HP. In general, factoring in all the pieces required to deploy a rack, including some of the power savings, HP blade-and-chasses solutions cost roughly 40% less than a rack solution.
Blade Servers Offer Lower Cost, Complexity