IT’s battle against inefficiency has been raging for years. Two thirds of companies go over schedule on their project/solution deployments. Technology complexity doubles every two years. And more than 70% of budgets are spent on operations and maintenance, a percentage which is growing. Blade servers were introduced as a solution to such problems. And while they did make headway, their basic architecture failed to resolve key underlining issues.
In the first article of this 2-part series, we examined the findings of IT analyst Clabby Analytics’ 8-page white paper A Comparison of IBM’s New Flex System Environment to Traditional Blade Architectures to address the most frequently asked questions we hear from customers. In this second entry of a 2-part series, we’ll look at some of the shortcomings of traditional blades, and why Clabby Analytics believes IBM Flex System is the best blade offering in the market.