Q.)  A HP partner is looking to step into the c-Class blades, but is inquiring about a “reliability” statement on the C7000 enclosure.  I don’t need anything to be at the MTBF number level, or anything to that extent, but something written from HP that explains or describes what we believe the reliability of the enclosure is today, from a power, cooling and redundancy point of view. 


A.)  If you?re looking for statement such as ?redundant? or ?fully redundant? how about looking at the ?Technologies in the HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure technology brief, 4th edition? at:



This provides statements on the redundancy of some subsystems including the two you mentioned i.e. power and cooling.