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  • single point of failure (SPOF)

    A single point of failure (SPOF) is a potential risk posed by a flaw in the design, implementation or configuration of a circuit or system in which one fault or malfunction causes an entire system to stop operating. 

  • ARM server

    An advanced RISC machine (ARM) server is an enterprise-class computer server that employs a large array of ARM processors rather than a complement of x86-class processors. 

  • unified computing system (UCS)

    A unified computing system (UCS) is a data center architecture that integrates computing, networking and storage resources to increase efficiency and enable centralized management. 

  • Calibrated Vectored Cooling (CVC)

    Calibrated Vectored Cooling (CVC) is an air-cooling technology developed by IBM for server systems with high component density. 

  • blade server

    A blade server is a thin, modular electronic circuit board containing one, two, or more microprocessors and memory, that is intended for a single, dedicated application (such as serving Web pages) and that can be easily inserted into a space-saving ... 

  • Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020

    The Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 is a switch designed for the Hewlett-Packard (HP) BladeSystem c-Class of blade servers... (Continued) 

  • event forwarding

    Event forwarding is the transmission of information to a centralized computer concerning events that take place on remote computers or servers... (Continued) 

  • compaction

    In a data center, compaction is the reduction or consolidation of hardware to make better use of physical floor space. 

  • configuration management database (CMDB)

    A configuration management database (CMDB) is a database that contains all relevant information about the components of the information system used in an organization's IT services and the relationships between those components... (Continued) 

  • cook-off test

    A cook-off test is a controlled experiment conducted to determine if or how soon a component, device or system will malfunction because of internally generated heat... (Continued) 

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  • Building blocks of converged infrastructures

    The unifying theme of unified computing is vendor lock-in: one vendor for all or most components. But what are those pieces and what are your options? 

  • Inside a Dell 1U server video

    In this video, Carl Brooks and Stephen Bigelow check out the features and functionality of Dell's Dell PowerEdge R415 1U server. 

About Blade servers

Blade server trends and advice: If you're trying to find out how to deploy a blade server system, look no further. Our experts offer tips on handling blade servers in the data center.