|Mini Economy of Scale|
Blade Servers are meant to provide economy of scale in terms of hardware capital cost, installation space and centralized management. The concept is fine but not many schools need to pay for Blade Servers as they are overkills. We have now come up with a modified concept- “economy of scale on a small scale”. We have done our home work to make sure that this idea is valid as the words may indicate some contradiction. The smallest scale is of course 2 servers in one enclosure and we have found an optimal scale in 4 servers in one. For reference, the highest density in the market is 14 systems per 7U (U is a unit of rack height). Let us go straight to our idea which is based on fitness for purpose and total cost of ownership criteria.