HP, IBM Unveil Blade Servers Optimized for Virtualization
IBM, Hewlett-Packard just happen to make their announcements on the same day. IBM reveals the BladeCenter PN41, the first to support Deep Packet Inspection technology. HP introduces its ProLiant BL495c virtualization blade as the world’s first designed to host virtual machines.
It’s rather interesting that both IBM and Hewlett-Packard decided to unveil on the same day, Sept. 2, new virtualization-ready blade servers that have been in development for months.
It’s reminiscent of NBC and CBS, which often appear to be in cahoots of some kind when Jay Leno and David Letterman "just happen" to take vacations at the same time, causing the two networks to air reruns against each other rather than the more lucrative live show vs. rerun, therefore leveling the playing field for the substantial advertising dollars those two late-night shows bring to their owners. There’s a lot of give and take when it comes to television programming, and the balance of sales power is a tricky proposition.
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