Blade server switches may ease density problems in the network

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

Requires Free Membership to View

Read more of Carrie's Advice

Will 10GBASE-T switches eliminate copper cabling?

Network convergence benefits: Cost and communication

Top-of-rack switches: End of copper structured cabling?

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.

Do you have a question for our experts? Submit your question directly to our editors at

This was first published in March 2012

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: