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Info-Tech Research Group recently completed a comparison of five leading blade server solutions focused on the small to mid-sized enterprise (SME). The Sun Blade 8000 places in the follower zone of our comparison decision diamond. While this current product is not appropriate for most SMEs, it can be a good fit for environments where there is a need for very high performance computing.
This research note outlines several key points, such as:
- Sun Microsystem's positioning in the blade server market.
- A summary of the Sun Blade 8000.
- Sun's company and product strengths and challenges.
While the Sun Blade 8000 product shows up in the Follower Zone relative to the other evaluated products, the product offers high-end features and architecture that make it worth investigating for an enterprise requiring a high performance computing blade server architecture.