Imagine a blade server you can build yourself or buy fully configured to your
specs, but uses a third to a fifth of the power compared
to conventional server solutions. This is what we offer, a system that is the first of
its kind. BAB is flexible blade chassis system that is designed around
industry standard Mini-ITX and Thin Mini-ITX components
offering a low power alternative (25 watts per blade or less) to
expensive and proprietary commercial blade systems.
Power consumption for servers is a big deal, especially
with power costs expected to increase sharply in the
next 20 years.
Source: Department of Energy -
historical rates to 2011, and 5% annual increase applied
for forecast to 2031.
Greater power consumption results in more heat, less
efficient components and higher electric bills.
Build-a-Blade servers combine utilize energy efficient
technologies to deliver efficiency gains well below the
same power envelop of older single core based servers.
Our product line offers a renewable ROI (because you
keep the blade system and upgrade the internals over the
years), far exceeding
traditional blade systems and is a platform that runs on AC or DC power, making it
suitable for remote or green applications. It features architecture that allows you to mix blade
hardware configurations in a single chassis
and is a scalable solution that can support small
business needs, OEM applications, and server/rendering farm deployments.
BAB offers a unique solution for cooling and power consumption
problems that plague server rooms
and is a RoHS compliant product proudly designed and made in the USA!
We offer starter kits for do-it-yourself blade systems
as well as fully configured systems to your
High density computing with very low power - this
translates into operational savings in kilowatt-hours not
only for the servers, but also for the air conditioning
removing waste heat in server rooms - a win-win advantage.
You aren't tied to a proprietary design - all our blades
use standard off the shelf computer components
You can design and build blades yourself to your
specifications, or choose from our ready made systems
Unlike proprietary blade systems, we offer reusable
blade trays - when your washer/dryer at home needs
replacement, do you throw away your house to replace the
appliances inside? Of course not - our blade chassis stays
in place, you simply upgrade the appliances inside with the
Your long term ROI is very high, because when you need
more computing power, you simply swap out motherboards,
processors, drives, etc. and put the blade back into the
chassis. No waste, no re-racking, no hassle.
Our unique power supply system allows you to swap a
power supply out in seconds - and it keeps waste heat out
the main chassis, making cooling efficiency high and
serviceability a snap!
Deployment diversity - you can mix Atoms,
Pentiums, I3/I5/I7, and Xeon processors in a single chassis
Supports the latest low power Cedar Trail and Marshall
Town motherboards from Intel
12 volts DC or 120/240 volts AC power, your choice - our
system supports both without needing extras
Integrated alarms - ensure that fan failure or
over-temperature don't become problems
Drive support for RAID - up to 6 hard drives or SSD's
can be placed on a single blade tray
You can start small with one blade, one chassis, grow as
you need by adding blades