Simplify. Cut costs. Boost productivity. Go green. They're all priorities for IT, and they're all driving organizations to rethink their server strategies and become more receptive to new ways to use IT. Blades servers have evolved from being specialized products (largely limited to HPC workloads) to servers that span a range of price points and functions. This whitepaper explores flexible and cost-efficient blade server solutions for UNIX and Linux deployment. It takes into consideration products which are ideal for infrastructure consolidation and virtualization.