HP Blade Chassis c7000
A HP BladeSystem c7000 can hold 16 Blades and is only 10u in size and fits into a standard rack. Blades can provide a significant saving in a DataCenter (where space is expensive) and running costs as well as providing a lot of flexibility allowing a reduction in downtime. Power is supplied to the Blade Enclosure, which dynamically controls how much power is consumed and the cooling depending on the demand which saves power.
- >>The biggest benefit of having Blades and a Blade Chassis/Enclosure vs a large rack full of servers is space and energy savings.
- >>The Blade enclosure provides the power, cooling and network requirements for each individual blade.
- >>Blades slide into a slot in a Blade enclosure which connects to the Blade via it's Backplane. Power and cooling is supplied by the Blade Enclosure which allows the Blade to be as compact as possible. Shared storage can be provided by Storage Blades or separate SAN's outside the Chassis, connected via the chassis interconnects.
A sample representation of an HP C7000 blade enclosure; units we typically stock at Tekmart Africa.