Question : What is a descent blade server to purchase? My budget is no more than $500?
Want to use for IT consulting purposes. I dont mind it if is used, or an older model. I just know I have a budget of $ 500 to spend. I never worked with blade servers before, only desktop systems that I converted to servers. If someone can tell me what the benefits of a blade server are, that would be great. Points to best solution.
Answer by Colanth
A blade server is a stripped down server computer with a modular design optimized to minimize the use of physical space. Benefit? Other than saving space, none, unless you consider a lighter wallet a benefit. I run a lot of servers, but not a single blade server. No need. (But I am running a little toy Acer desktop as a web server, have been for about 3 years, and at worst, the fan runs fast enough for me to hear it. Even when the room was about 91 degrees the past week.)