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Blade Top Level Selected Products: Directory & Buyer's Guide

  • ID: 45704
  • Directory
  • January 2004
  • Region: Global
  • 185 pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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Margins are slimmer on blade systems compared to mid-range systems. Manufacturers are attempting to gain market share and sell volume. The anticipation of making profits from supplemental service, such as warranties, consulting, and systems integration is a market factor. Blade servers consolidate and simplify the reduction of tangled cables. The spaghetti mess is literally 200 cables coming out of a 2-meter rack. It is very easy to disconnect the wrong one. Hewlett Packard leads worldwide blade server market shares with 56% in 2002 in a $158 million market. IBM is number two in the blade sever market with 22% market share participation.

Growth drivers are Linux clusters and blades. Server consolidation is driving UNIX low- end substitution. The small and medium business market represents over 50% of the Intel- based market. In 2002, IBM gained 12 points in 4- way Intel servers, and 17 pts in 8- way Intel servers. IT spending on blade servers at $158 million in 2002 is expected to grow to $11.8 billion in 2008. There was an increase from $25 million to $269 million in the worldwide low end blade market for the years 2002-2008.

Key Topics in this report:
Blade Server Definition,
Blades Bring Shift In Server Design,
Modular Integration Platform,
Wireless Handset Market Positioning Factors
Robust Management Tools,
Communications Service Providers As Target Market,
Impact Of Downturn In The Economy,
Software On The Edge Of The Blades

-Companies Profiled
2C Computing
Accton Technology
Agilent Technologies
Diversified Technology
F5 Networks
Hewlett Packard (HP)
InfiniCon Systems
Motorola Computer Group
RLX Technologies
Solectron / Force Computers
Sun Microsystems
Tatung Science and Technology Inc.
Themis Computer

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Blade Server Features
Blade Server Benefits
Blade Market Positioning

IBM Blade Servers
IBM and Intel
IBM Blade Server For Enterprise Workloads
IBM BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter / AOL Time Warner
IBM Blades / Microsoft Exchange Platform
IBM Blade Applications
IBM Blade Operating System Support
IBM Blade Market Directions
IBM Blade Server Modular Approach
IBM Director
IBM xSeries 335, 305, and 205 Blades

Hewlett Packard
HP Blade Servers
Next Generation Network Solutions
HP Ecosystem Of Partners
HP Server bc1100
HP ProLiant BL20p
HP Blade Standard Telecom Platforms
HP / Compaq ProLiant p -CLASS
HP / Compaq ProLiant Blade

Sun Blade 2000 Workstation

Dell Computer Dual-Processor Blade Servers
Blade Less Space and Power

RLX Technologies
RLX Fourth-Generation Server Blade, Control Tower
RLX Control Tower System Management
RLX Cluster Computing Solutions

Omnicluster / Check Point Partnership
OmniCluster Appliance Products
Egenera Two -way Processing Blade

Tatung Science and Technology
Tatung Integration of Amphus ManageSite

Force Computers / Solectron

Motorola Computer Group
Motorolas 5385 CompactPCI Controller Blade
MCIP805 CompactPCI Application And Control Processor Board




Fujitsu, AAEON, Advantech, and Kontron


Table 1 Blade Server Lower Total Cost Of Ownership Issues
Table 2 Blade Server Benefits
Table 3 IBM Categories of Server / Network Convergence
Table 4 IBM E-Server Positioning
Table 5 IBM E-Server Functions
Table 6 IBM Blade Server Value Proposition
Table 7 IBM Blade Server Benefits
Table 8 IBM Director Value Proposition
Table 9 IBM Director Management Functions
Table 10 IBM Blade x335 Server Applications
Table 11 IBM Blade Positioning
Table 12 IBM Blade System Management Functions
Table 13 Hewlett Packard (HP) Blade Server Positioning
Table 14 HP Blade Applications
Table 15 HP Blade Server Next Generation Network Solution Positioning
Table 16 HP Blade General Characteristics
Table 17 HP Blade Server Strategic Positioning
Table 18 1Blade Server Value Added Applications Support
Table 19 The ProLiant BL e-Class Modular Architecture
Table 20 Sun blade100 Workstation Features
Table 21 Sun Blade 2000 Workstation Features
Table 22 Key Features In RLX Control Tower
Table 23 RLX Compute Cluster Solution Pricing
Table 24 OmniCluster SlotServer 3000
Table 25 Motorola High-Density Compact PCI Blade Positioning
Table 26 Motorola Blade PCRB features
Table 27 Amphus Multidimensional Server Management
Table 28 Amphus Multidimensional Server Management Environment Types Of Customers
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