"The Register's spies report that Blade servers are viewed
internally as 'cool,' and killer products."
"It's what they're designed to kill that's most interesting
though - it's Linux. And maybe they're supposed to screw Intel over
as well, but we'll get back to that. Blade servers are intended to
be cheap, slam-in-and-go boxes that Web hosting operations can just
peel off the roll (almost) and shove in whenever they need more
server capacity. Now, think about where Linux is really strong, and
at the same time think (fairly, mind) about how good Microsoft is
at observing, defining and analysing the competition."