Servers: Unique In A Sea Of Sameness
The server business for the most part is a commodity business, with similar motherboards, processors, memory modules, power supplies and connectivity options. This commoditization will only get more, well, commoditized as new form factors such as One Compute, which calls for even more standardization for fast-growing Web data centers, catches on.
Yet each server vendor faces the requirements of a wide range of customer types who are looking for the right server for their data center or server closets, and so is likely to have their own take on what a server looks like, including the addition of new software to makes its servers shine.
Here's what 10 server vendors are doing to keep their products on the leading edge.