Pentel's IT shop is one of many that intuitively get the power of a bladed infrastructure. I have to LOL when folks think it's about servers on their side. It's a way to integrate, unify and converge the old racked, stacked and wired world to deliver something that is just fundamentally better on mulitple dimensions of cost and flexibility.
In a recent article "Servers and Storage Go Hand in Hand" on Network World, Pentel gave a peek at how they work with HP to put all the right pieces together in the all the right ways. If you'd like to know more about the virtual infrastructure that Pentel put into place to provision new servers from the SAN in under an hour, here's the full story.