As service providers continue to look for new sources of revenue the role of the application server becomes clear… Provide applications with no down time while allowing seamless scalability. A recent TMC white paper addition is Solid Information Technologies entry titled: Building Next Generation Network Services – The Data Management Infrastructure. This document is a good read for those looking to deploy blade servers in an environment where applications can scale seamlessly across the blades. It is an interesting look at how to build redundant and scaleable next-gen services. If you would like to learn more, just read this article or white paper.