ComputerWorld: Hewlett-Packard Co. today revamped its BladeSystem with a new architecture that improves the management and virtualization capabilities of its blades and incorporates some of the technology capabilities used in its NonStop fault-tolerant servers.
HP also sees blades as becoming a dominant data center technology for users. "The new architecture will drive a new agenda to blade everything," said Anne Livermore, HP's executive vice president, who said the company believes demand for blades will accelerate. The company is reducing 85 data centers to six located in three cities, Houston, Austin and Atlanta.
HP BladeSystem c-Class, announced today, will replace HP's existing p-Class blade. The company will continue to produce blades for the p-Class series through 2007 and will support it through 2012.