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Blade server switches may ease density problems in the network

When trying to remove density in the network, using blade server switches may help solve the problem, as well as offer latency advantages. Expert Carrie Higbie weighs in.

Is it better to have blade server switches or to use standard switches?

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It really depends on the environment, but incorporated blade server switches can provide some benefit. With some blade server technology requiring up to 192 cables, incorporated switches can certainly help where density is an issue. Also there may be some latency advantages making them suitable for environments such as trading.

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This was first published in March 2012

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