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PROS

  • Compact 2U enclosure with flexible configuration options
  • Good selection of scalable compute blocks
  • Server images and management tools shared with equivalent rack and blade models
  • I/O aggregation and optional fibre channel convergence
  • Optional PCI expansion capabilities

CONS

  • No customer changes to enclosure layout allowed
  • Single chassis management controller

PRICE
From around £12,000 (ex. VAT, or $18,000) for typical starting configuration with 1-2 compute plus storage blocks


The design brief for the PowerEdge FX2 was, apparently, to develop the equivalent of the company's M-Series blade architecture in a much smaller 2U rack format. Mor ...

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