Selecting between Tower, Rack, and Blade Servers

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Marigold Systems, LLC
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Based in Southern California, Marigold Systems, LLC, offers customers a full range of hard drives, refurbished servers, storage arrays, and components at wholesale prices. A key question faced by businesses selecting products from Marigold Systems is whether to invest in towers, racks, or blades.

Similar in appearance to traditional tower PCs, upright tower servers fulfill a number of distinct functions that exceed those of PCs. They house a variety of standard components, configured to user needs, including motherboards, hard disks, CPUs, and networking equipment. This can be bulky, and tower servers typically require space that exceeds rack and blade units.

Rack servers are a space conscious solution typically used by businesses and groups of users seeking to maximize efficiency and computing power. One issue commonly faced is that multiple servers housed in close proximity generate heat, thus necessitating the use of energy-consuming cooling systems.

The blade server is uniquely designed with a modular configuration that significantly reduces the energy footprint and required space. However, this is accomplished through the removal of a number of components, and its applicability depends on individual computing needs.

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