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Strategies for Deploying Blade Servers in Existing Data Centers
The installation of blade servers - which drastically increase the electrical power used per rack and heat generated per rack - into an existing data center is guaranteed to stress existing power and cooling systems. To use blade servers, the power and cooling infrastructure in a data center must be upgraded, or the blade server loads must be spread out over multiple racks. Compounding this problem, operational data centers typically cannot be shut down to perform installations and upgrades.
Learn about five methods to deploy blade servers and avoid these common pitfalls. This paper provides guidelines for determining the appropriate power and cooling strategy, based on the needs and constraints of a specific installation.