Profile of Kristen Kenedy
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Articles by Kristen Kenedy
posted in June 2006
Get ready for the blade wars. This small but fast-growing segment of the server market appears to be ready to pop as vendors release streamlined designs that are better positioned as rackmount replacements and, in some cases, offer pricing attractive enough to draw new customers to the model.
Sun has already briefed many of its channel partners on a plan to offer blades and an eight-way server based on AMD's x64 Opteron chips.
Tulsa, designed for four-way servers and above, will be based on Intel's older NetBurst Architecture.
On the list to port to IBM's Power platform: Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Volume Replicator, Storage Foundation, and Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC.