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The scalable, unified Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX500 S3 delivers leading storage performance and automated quality of service management enabling a maximum of system utilization. It is the perfect solution when consolidating data in large-scale databases, business critical applications and business analytics / big data as well for demanding server or desktop virtualization environments – all into one system.
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Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Market-leading performance combined with automated
performance management

    • Top-class performance enables large-scale storage consolidation delivering a fast ROI
    • Automatically aligns storage performance with business priorities
    • Delivers reliable and predictable quality of service for business-critical data
    • Enables the operation of productive and analytical tasks in parallel on one storage system
    • High scalability within the system and upgrade options to higher system-class and bigger systems support high data increases at low costs of growth and ensure investment protection

    Rock-solid operation

      • Comprehensive high-availability, quality of service and disaster resilience functions ensure predictable and reliable operation
      • Flexible disaster recovery, including transparent failover, with a multitude of snapshot concepts and remote replication between different models and generations
      • Extensive non-disruptive maintenance and upgrade capabilities reduce planned downtimes

      Truly unified architecture

        • Unified SAN and NAS access drive system utilization improving ROI
        • Unified management functions across the entire product line result in operational efficiency
        • Unified connectivity supports a large range and many combinations of networking types
        • Unified architecture allows flexible combinations of 2.5" and 3.5" disk types

        Technical details

        TypeUnified disk storage system for small and mid-range enterprises
        Host InterfacesFibre Channel (16 Gbit/s, 8 Gbit/s, 4 Gbit/s)
        FCoE (10 Gbit/s)
        iSCSI (10 Gbit/s, 1 Gbit/s)
        Ethernet (10 Gbit/s, 1 Gbit/s)
        Maximum Disk Drives528
        SSD, SAS and Nearline SAS in a mixed configuration (3.5" / 2.5")
        Maximum Storage Capacity4,224 TB
        No. of host interfaces4/8 ports [iSCSI, FCoE, Ethernet(10Gbit/s], 4-16 ports [FC], 8/16 ports [Ethernet(1Gbit/s)]
        Max. no. of hosts1,024
        Supported RAID levels0, 1, 1+0, 5, 5+0, 6
        Drive interfaceSerial Attached SCSI (12 Gbit/s)
        Thin ProvisioningYes
        Automated Storage TieringYes
        Remote Copy functionalitySynchronous and asynchronous

        For further information, please see

        ETERNUS DX500 S3 data sheet

        ETERNUS DX Comparison Chart

        Case Studies

        Press Release

        • Munich, June 08, 2016
          Fujitsu’s Storage Solutions Awarded Top Rankings in DCIG Buyer's Guide

          Fujitsu’s ETERNUS1 storage line-up has been awarded top rankings in a comprehensive study of utility storage array systems carried out by leading independent research firm DCIG. The DCIG 2016-17 Utility SAN Storage Array Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks the features of 62 different utility storage arrays from 13 storage providers.

        • Munich, February 02, 2016
          Fujitsu helps SMEs Thrive Despite Unpredictable Data Growth

          Fujitsu today doubles1 affordable storage capacity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – protecting investments simply by avoiding the need to invest in bigger systems – with enhancements to the FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX60 S3, the smallest member of the ETERNUS DX family.

        • Munich, October 22, 2015
          Fujitsu Covers Hardware Maintenance Costs for the World’s Most Scalable and Powerful Disk Storage Systems

          Fujitsu is enabling enterprises to prepare for unpredictable data growth into the double-digit petabyte range, with the newly introduced FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3 disk storage systems.

        • Munich, July 01, 2015
          Fujitsu Debuts the World’s Most Scalable and Powerful Storage Systems

          Fujitsu is enabling enterprises to push beyond the boundaries of unpredictable data growth into the double-digit petabyte range, with the introduction of the new FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3. Massively scalable, the new flagship of the ETERNUS DX family is purpose-built for enterprises that demand outstanding storage peak performance of up to 4 million Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) and a huge capacity of up to 14 petabytes, paired with enterprise-class resiliency and always-on availability.

        • Munich, March 05, 2015
          Fujitsu Introduces the First All-flash Array to deliver Transparent Failover for Business Continuity

          Fujitsu today extends its capabilities to safeguard businesses from the high risks of data-loss due to disaster without adding complexity to their ICT infrastructure. Even for the most challenging, performance-hungry applications, the new FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX200F system delivers the benefits of market-leading flash performance at an affordable price, while uniquely allowing transparent failover to automatically or manually keep businesses running in the event of planned or unplanned outages.

        Support Packs

        Support Pack OptionsAvailable in major business areas:
        9x5, Next Business Day Onsite Response Time
        9x5, 4h Onsite Response Time
        24x7, 4h Onsite Response Time
        Recommended Service24x7, Onsite Response Time: 4h


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