Dellâ„¢ M-Series blade solution has proven itself in data center environments requiring extreme efficiencies in the areas of power/cooling, flexibility, performance, density and management. By integrating up to sixteen servers with Network Interface Cards (NICs) or Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and their associated network and storage switches in a single chassis, M-Series offers improved Return in Investment (ROI) and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). M-Series provides connectivity to both Storage Area Networks (SANs, via Fibre Channel or iSCSI) and Local Area Networks (LANs, via Ethernet). With the advent of converged networking technology comes the opportunity to consolidate SAN and LAN traffic onto a single set of hardware within the M1000e blade chassis.