Server form factors: A guide to rackmount, blade servers and more

Last updated:October 2014

Essential Guide

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  • Blade servers: Big on computing power, small in size
  • Small microservers are a large chunk of the market
  • Important server lingo

Editor's note

Budget constraints, reliability concerns and changing technologies present a myriad of options for new servers. Weigh the pros and cons of rackmount servers versus blade and microservers.

This guide to understanding server form factors can help cut through the hype and let IT professionals find the system that fits their needs and budget.

1Small microservers are a large chunk of the market

The microserver market is expanding -- thanks to scalability, simplicity and more. See how these small servers are shaking up the data center.

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