A brick server is a compact computer server module without a chassis that can come in various processor, RAM, I/O, and storage configurations and is designed to fit into rack locations similar to those for blade servers.Content Continues Below
Like blade servers, brick servers are intended to fit in multiple numbers into a rack that provides a shared backplane. Blade and brick servers allow more servers to be contained in the same floor space than the more conventional pizza box servers with a chassis. The term, used by Dell and others, suggests that a brick server, when available, will be more brick-like in shape than a blade server.
Dell refers to a brick server as a "super-blade server."