Fujitsu Cures Petabyte-scale Data Capacity Management Headaches with Launch of new Hyper-scale Storage ETERNUS CD10000
With the global amount of data generated and kept online continuing to multiply, organizations face three key problems: increased demands on scalability, greater complexity and cost, and physical limitations on the future ability to actually migrate data between storage systems without major disruption. Collectively, these factors dictate that businesses need a new approach to traditional storage as they move into the era of keeping tens of petabytes (PB) of data online, all the time. To put the sheer data volume into context, one PB of data is equivalent to approximately 100,000 hours of full HD 1080p video.
The architecture of this new hyper-scale, distributed scale-out eco-system allows individual storage nodes to be added, exchanged and upgraded in an organic way without downtime, helping the entire system – and its data – to live forever. Backwards compatibility means newer nodes can work alongside older, guaranteeing investment protection in the new ETERNUS system.
Truly unlimited scalability: A new era of no-limits storage capacity
The new ETERNUS CD10000 system heralds a new era of extremely high capacity solutions for everyday data retention and management problems. At launch, the system supports capacities up to 56 PB (56,000 TB) of online data, through the aggregation of up to 224 storage nodes. Next year, Fujitsu will introduce updates allowing for a far higher scalability.
Fujitsu delivers compelling new economics for organizations managing online data sets of 250TB or more, such as cloud and telecommunication service providers, financial, media and business analytics organizations, plus any other environment where online data volumes are exploding.
Fujitsu has based the new enterprise-ready system on the open source-based storage software Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise and added functional enhancements to deliver comprehensive management, with the system operated as a single pane of glass. On a global level, the complete and comprehensive Fujitsu maintenance and support services enable customers for the first time to rely on the delivery of true enterprise-class service levels for a storage system based on open source software. ETERNUS CD10000 offers the unique ability to present a truly unified view of block, object and file storage in a single distributed storage cluster – reducing complexity, lowering storage management costs and optimizing existing physical disk space for data storage.
Uwe Groening, Consultant / Cloud Competence Team Leader at PROFI Engineering Systems AG
“As one of the most important suppliers of IT-solutions in Germany, and a founding member of Fujitsu’s SELECT Circle initiative to better deliver value-adding systems just like the new ETERNUS CD10000, PROFI AG is in a great position to offer our customers a pioneering appliance for their hyperscale storage environments.”
Pricing and availability
The new ETERNUS CD10000 system is available immediately, and can be ordered directly from Fujitsu and via storage-focused SELECT Expert Channel Partners. Prices vary by region, model and configuration.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
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Date: 28 October, 2014