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FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8900 S3

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The Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX8900 S3 systems are purpose-built for large enterprises and ideal for the data management of business-critical core applications and the consolidation of biggest data centers. The Quad Star Architecture with 2 to 24 controllers provides storage capacity with up to 4608 disk drives and performance of more than 4 million IOPS.
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Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Flexible scalability in capacity and performance

    • Future-oriented scale-out architecture and upgrade options meet today's and tomorrow's business requirements
    • Low cost of growth ensures investment protection
    • Superior system utilization
    • Large scale storage consolidation
    • Leading performance by design
    Automation to manage unpredictable data growth

      • Automatically aligned storage performance with business priorities
      • Minimized manual tuning efforts
      • Optimized service level fulfillment
      Zero downtime for business critical data

        • Predictable and reliable operation through end-to-end redundancy, comprehensive high-availability and disaster resilience functions
        • Multi-level disaster recovery with various snapshot concepts and remote replication between different models and generations
        • Highest business continuity by transparent failover and non-disruptive maintenance as well as upgrade capabilities

        Technical details

        TypeHigh-end disk storage system for large enterprises
        Random access performance4M IOPS
        Host InterfacesFibre Channel (16 Gbit/s)
        iSCSI (10 Gbit/s, 1 Gbit/s)
        FCoE (10 Gbit/s)
        Maximum Disk Drives4,608
        SSD, SAS and Nearline SAS in a mixed configuration (3.5" / 2.5")
        Maximum Storage Capacity70,779 TB
        No. of host interfaces384 (FC), 192 (iSCSI/FCoE)
        Max. no. of hosts8,192
        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 DX8900 S3 data sheet

        ETERNUS DX Comparison Chart

        Case Studies

        Press Release

        • Brussels,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.

        • Brussels,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.

        • Brussels,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,November 05, 2013
          Fujitsu Redefines Storage, Puts Business Priorities Ahead with New Generation ETERNUS DX Disk Systems

          Fujitsu today introduces a new era of business-centric storage, with new-generation ETERNUS DX systems that are the industry’s first to put business priorities ahead of storage, easing IT challenges such as the management of ever increasing volumes of critical data.

        • Munich,September 03, 2013
          Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S2 Outstanding Price/Performance for SMBs

          Fujitsu today optimizes capital expenditure investments for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with a new campaign reducing the total price of selected ETERNUS DX disk storage systems by as much as 30 percent (please see notes to editors for details). Combined with the superior performance of the award-winning ETERNUS DX family, affordable investment protection is ensured as customers can switch to or extend ETERNUS disk storage in a unified way, benefiting from both transparent software licensing and smooth upgrade from one model to another.

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