SuperBlade® – Enclosure
Housed within a 19" industry-standard rack, SuperBlade® servers reduce server footprint in the data center. Power, cooling and networking devices are aggregated in the rear of the chassis which optimizes the required amount of space.
Up to 20 two-socket blade servers blades can be installed in an 8U enclosure. Compared to the 20U of rack space that twenty 1U servers would normally require as individual servers, the SuperBlade provides more than 60% space savings with 100 nodes and 20 switches in a 42U rack.
The SuperBlade® server chassis enclosure greatly simplifies the cabling process by aggregating cabling of twenty servers at once. Up to 95% of network, power, and KVM cabling required for twenty 1U servers is reduced by moving to blade servers in a single chassis. These cabling reductions continue across networking, SAN connectivity, and management controllers.
Reducing the number of cables speeds up the deployment of servers and helps reduce troubleshooting issues by presenting fewer physical connections to the servers.