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Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX500 S7 Combines Four-socket Performance with Economic Scalability and Dual-Socket Effectiveness

Munich, July 02, 2012

News facts

  • PRIMERGY RX500 S7 doubles the expandability and performance of a dual-socket server, enabling users to cut management and IT infrastructure costs by running more and larger workloads on fewer servers
  • Delivers economic scalability and flexibility, as customers can start with a dual-socket configuration and change to a quad-socket performance level whenever required to protect investments
  • Next generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 product family leverages the price performance of a dual-socket server into the quad-socket arena

Fujitsu today launches the new PRIMERGY RX500 S7 four-socket server, optimized for large consolidation and virtualization projects. The PRIMERGY RX500 S7 guarantees a high protection of investment by combining economic scalability and four-socket performance with the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of a dual-socket server – it can be upgraded from a dual-socket server to a quad-socket solution whenever required. The PRIMERGY RX500 S7 offers a highly energy-efficient, cost-saving profile, due to its components in common with the PRIMERGY dual-socket S7 generation, simplified power management, and 94 per cent efficient power-supply units,

 

Business Benefits

The PRIMERGY RX server family has a long history of being a versatile platform for dynamic business infrastructures. With its modular design, the new PRIMERGY RX500 S7 server is created to perfectly meet the consolidation and expansion needs of growing IT environments. By starting with a dual processor configuration, the rack server PRIMERGY RX500 S7 can easily more economically scale up to four processors whenever necessary and therefore double its memory up to 1536 GB and expand the available PCIe Gen3 slots to 11 inside the same chassis - without changing the server and rack infrastructure.

 

Upgrading the system is as easy as plugging in an additional local area network (LAN) card. The dual-socket configuration features two Intel® Xeon® processors from the E5 product family, 24 DIMMs and 768 GB memory. Scaling up to a four-socket server provides four Intel® Xeon® processors, 48 DIMMs and 1536 GB memory. This enables customers to run more and larger virtualization machines on a single server as opposed to needing multiple dual-socket servers.

 

By running more workloads on fewer servers, companies can cut costs for energy, server management and IT infrastructure. For instance, they can save on rack space, cooling, cabling and staffing requirements. A few big servers are easier to manage and more cost effective than running many smaller ones. In addition, companies can make better use of host-based application and software licenses simply by consolidating the number of hosts. As the PRIMERGY RX500 S7 features the same power management and components of the record-breaking PRIMERGY dual-socket S7 generation, which set new standards in low power consumption, the it delivers two-socket energy efficiency by operating with low-voltage memory and intelligent power management with predefined power profiles that keep power consumption down on low performance days.

Availability

The PRIMERGY RX500 S7 is available in CEMEA & I.

 

Supporting quote

Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President, Product Development Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions

“Nowadays, customers need top price/performance and flexibility in their IT infrastructure to meet impending future solution demand and to grow successfully. With the PRIMERGY RX500 S7, we are delivering a highly energy-efficient and scalable four-socket server with new cost effectiveness. We are providing our customers with an excellent, economical solution that can be expanded to meet tomorrow’s requirements.”

 

 

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Press Contact

Fujitsu Technology Solutions

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Corporate Communications Team
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About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com

 

About Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure as a Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.

 

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