What is the Difference Between Rack & Blade Server?

Reply Tue 9 Oct, 2012 08:28 pm
Hi all,

I only know that a rack server, also called a rack-mounted server, is a computer dedicated to use as a server and designed to be installed in a framework called a rack. While, a blade server is a stripped-down server computer with a modular design optimized to minimize the use of physical space and energy. As, I find both blade and rack-mounted servers offer distinct advantages in data center computing. I am so excited to know the basic difference between Rack & Blade Server. Any idea much appreciated.

Thanks and Regards,
Rodger Hooks
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 05:46 am
@Rodger Hooks,
The main difference between Rack and Blade Server is that
Blade servers are capable of handling large workloads. and Rack server is capable of holding 10 to 20 servers.
Blade servers are commonly used for web hosting and cluster computing as they are ideal for these types of uses. and The rack mount server which comes with locking pins helps in easy server installation and removal which helps to make it both accessible and secure.

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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 04:09 am
@Rodger Hooks,
Both blade and rack-mounted servers offer distinct advantages in data center computing. The most basic differences are in performance, power consumption, form factor, space efficiency and cooling requirements.

Both rack-mounted and blade servers appeal to larger companies, while blades are more popular with small- to medium-sized businesses, according to ZDNet. Each server arrangement is a more advanced system than the tower server, the most basic server arrangement. Tower servers are built like workstation PCs, but use substantially more space.

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Reply Fri 16 Aug, 2013 06:52 am
@Rodger Hooks,
Rack Mounted refers with the proper spacing and management of cables and servers.Blade servers deals with the power supply, network connection, cooling system. Both having the individual cooling system.
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Reply Sat 17 Aug, 2013 04:12 am
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