Overview of the IBM BladeCenter

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Overview of the IBM BladeCenter


IBM BladeCenter switches offer a number of tactical advantages for small and medium-sized businesses. Organizations can increase storage efficiency by enabling disk storage to be shared between multiple servers on a shared private network or backbone provided by IBM BladeCenter. This gives companies the ability to share physical resources with different logical workloads. In essence, organizations can focus their data on systems that are easier to archive and more manageable through an IBM BladeCenter core switch.

Consider some benefits. Capacity Sharing By moving the network to IBM BladeCenter, IT administrators can combine and allocate storage capacity to each server as needed, providing maximum flexibility to meet changing technology needs. In contrast, direct-attached storage shares capacity only with the server to which it is attached, resulting in storage islands or storage pools that other servers cannot access.

The IBM BladeCenter switch gives you access to the storage capacity of all your servers, so you can better meet your storage needs today, today and for years to come. Storage Provisioning IBM BladeCenter provides more detailed storage capacity provisioning. Rather than being limited to the physical capacity of one or more disks, volumes can be provisioned in increments as needed.As capacity needs change, volumes on IBM BladeCenter switches can be changed.

Often the physical hard drive is much larger than necessary and just wastes space. Get rid of it entirely by moving your storage capacity somewhere. Network boot With IBM BladeCenter, you can not only assign more server data to the network, but also migrate server boot images. Boot volumes can be created at boot time to load an operating system image.This removes the required storage space on the server, lowering maintenance costs and reducing power and cooling requirements with the IBM BladeCenter switch.