IBM’s BladeCenter Foundation vs. Cisco’s Unified Computing System: A Price and Value Discussion

As we travel around the world we constantly run into a class of information technology (IT) buyer that believes that all x86-based servers are essentially the same. These buyers base their acquisition decisions almost exclusively on low-cost and simplicity (which are indeed valid buying criteria). But, we believe that they are doing themselves a disservice by failing to look more closely at the system design of the x86 servers that they purchase.