Yes! This is one of the best features of the system. For example. Let’s say you run a small office and you need several different machines of differing computing power:
- POP3/SMTP mail server
- File server for your intranet
- Web server for your business
- Accounting platform server
- Point of sale server
- Backup system server for workstations and other servers
Each of these diverse computing jobs might need a different level of power and storage. Taking an off the shelf blade system, you can certainly do that, but that often involves overkill in expense and computing power, plus power consumption. With Build-a-Blade, you can tailor each blade to your specific needs at a lower price than a homogenous blade and proprietary server. See our supported motherboard list to get an idea of what you can do.
By placing that computing diversity in a Build-a-Blade system, it makes your servicing easier, your space used much smaller, and your power bill lower. Plus, it gives you an easy upgrade path while retaing your investment. It also makes a “greener” solution since you aren’t replacing so much hardware with each upgrade.