Quote of the Day

Not enough people are aware that the trouble at the high-end is no longer scalability as much as power, cooling and storage provisioning/connectivity.  Large scale commodity computing is the new high-end.

                                                                                                                        ~Kevin Closson, 2006

2 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 1 Peter Scott November 22, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    I remember a Dell whitepaper on RAC on Blade, it was all about cooling and nothing about plugging the stuff in

  2. 2 kevinclosson November 22, 2006 at 6:16 pm

    Sure. Try deploying, say, 250 servers in blade chassis and provisioning redundant FCP connectivity (LUN masking/ switch zoning, etc,etc etc)….

    Everyone loves their first commodity server, how many people love their 100th (with standard deployment models that is) ?

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