Review: Dell blade servers tip the scales

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Dell's M1000e blade system wows with novel new blades, improved management, modular I/O, and 40G out the back

It seems that Dell has been quite busy, especially where its blade offerings are concerned. Back in 2010, I reviewed the Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade chassis and blade servers, along with competing blade systems from HP and IBM, and I came away with a very good impression overall. At a lower cost, the Dell blades proved as fast and as manageable as the others, but there weren't as many different types of blade servers to be had compared to the competition.

What a difference a couple of years makes.

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