People who are not familiar with a blade server may find it hard how this machine actually works. But the general explanation is quite understandable that a server is a system that provides individual computers with information from a central point.
To learn how a central point works, for example the HP BladeSystem you own, please read the following explanation. As illustration, the computer you use in your office may have some information that only live on your computer, this perhaps your personal picture you use as computer screen saver.
Since this is the information loaded in your pc, you can still have this stay in the computer even though you move the computer to a different room and disconnect the pc from any connection except the power supply. The picture you set as screen saver will stay there in your pc without changes occur because this doesn’t come from a central point but from the pc.
On the other hand, if the company where you work in uses central server, they will not store the copy of their policies and procedures in every individual computer. The copy of their policies and procedures will be stored on the server so that each individual computer can make access from there. Thus, the policies and procedures are provided in online format. With this method, the computer can easily retrieve the information.
Before the innovation, many traditional computer servers came in bulky shape and they tended to get hot easily and consumed many spaces. On the contrary, the blade server is constructed better, whether deals with its use of space and energy.
A blade server is made to perform the same functions as the traditional ones without consuming so much space and energy. With this new design, the server becomes a more efficient system to use and you can as well fit it into the proper space.
Just like other blade server, HP Blade Servers is kept in a blade enclosure which is able to accommodate several numbers of servers. This design is special that is provides power to all unit at the same time, unlike the traditional one which its server needs its own power supply.
For the “easy to get hot” part, a blade server is built with good cooling system that will cool the systems down faster. So, the systems won’t produce so much heat and become a problem anymore.