We are planning to implement a VDI Solution. We had some discussions about Blade vs Rack. As we are only planning to implement 75-100 Clients, we calculated, that we would need 2 Servers with Dual 8C Processors - and a shared storage server. This calculation is based on a paper by ORACLE, that says, 12 active virtual machines per core.
Now, for buying to servers, a blade does not scale financially. But the Blade has some other advantages:
a) The interconnectivity between the blades is super-fast. b) IO Virtualisation
Are there other advantages, that we should consider, that would make up for price - and are this advantages so important, that we should think about investing in the blade?