Blades have nothing to do with virtualization. By chance both technologies can be used to achieve server consolidation. But beside that, at least at today, they are not enhancing each other in any other way.
And I’m glad Gartner seems to think in the same way, as SearchServerVirtualization is reporting:
Gartner’s research vice president John Enck is tired of the hype around blades and headlines about blades and server virtualization being the perfect marriage in particular.
“It isn’t a marriage I want to be engaged in,” Enck told attendees at his session, titled “Blades and Virtualization: Choose One, Both or Neither,” held at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Management Summit in Orlando last week…
Read the whole article at source.