back to article Cloudflare exiles baseboard management controller from its server motherboards

Cloudflare has joined the ranks of operators that believe baseboard management controllers (BMCs) no longer belong on server motherboards. The internet-taming company on Tuesday revealed its stance in a post by electrical hardware engineer Xiaomin Shen and senior hardware systems engineer JQ Lau, who together explain that BMCs …

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    Wow, almost as if Dell's iDRAC (in older gens) and other such removable & replaceable BMC solutions were actually a good idea! Sadly it wasn't making money, not having to replace entire server boards when iDRAC had issues, so they started embedding it. Or so I assume.

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