Re: Am I missing something?
Blades still have a lot of space to work in. Convergence is great, Hyperconvergence even better. But only a few vendors are doing the size as needed on storage portion of it. In that area, if you already have a sunk investment, blades are still VERY efficient. Convergence works where the guests are small and medium sized. It becomes less financially attractive when the guests are large or huge. In those cases, blade centers, attached to SAN is still a great bargain. And when you pair it with systems that can last 10 years (a.k.a, IBM HS), you have a long term investment that has very low operational costs per year, and very seldom a large capital outlay (especially if you use storage that is not forklifted, but older components replaced with newer components without tossing the whole baby out).