Fujitsu today announces a Long Lifecycle line of solutions aimed at taking the pressure off ICT Managers who are racing to complete corporate migrations to new operating systems. As new PC and notebook chipsets arrive on the market that are no longer compatible with legacy operating systems, so Fujitsu is providing a lifeline in terms of extended support and guaranteed future compatibility.
With an estimated 40 percent of business users still on older operating systems1, the arrival of new-generation computing technology is a ticking time bomb, since many corporate customers have built entire IT ecosystems around legacy operating systems, and the latest chipsets no longer support older OSes, nor are hardware drivers available.
Fujitsu is addressing this issue directly with its new Long Lifecycle range of notebooks, PCs and workstations, guaranteeing the availability of backwards-compatible hardware until at least July 2015. The Long Lifecycle range of PCs, notebooks and workstations provide peace of mind for organizations of all sizes that are concerned about completing system migrations in the next 12 months2.
Although compatibility with older systems is guaranteed, Fujitsu is providing up-to-date hardware based on the latest Intel Core processors as part of its Long Lifecycle offering, including two LIFEBOOK notebook models, two ESPRIMO PCs and a CELSIUS workstation, which ensures legacy support of PCI cards. The notebooks and workstation offer the same functionality and feature sets as current models, while the Long Lifecycle ESPRIMO PCs feature a new design and include selected components optimized for 24/7 operations and supporting an extended operating temperature range, of up to 40°C.
The full range of Long Lifecycle products ship with Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows 7 and are optimized for system downgrades without compatibility conflicts. Customers who wish to downgrade must have the necessary licenses and media required to install Windows XP software. Along with Fujitsu Managed Workplace Services, which provides efficient and reliable management of both distributed and virtual IT workplaces as well as mobile devices, Fujitsu offers transition and transformation services to help migrate existing applications to more modern operating systems.
Jörg Hartmann, Vice President Workplace Systems Sales, Fujitsu Technology Solutions
“ICT Managers need products they can depend on; they can’t afford to change the ICT landscape every few years to keep up with software updates. At Fujitsu, we are focused on providing stable hardware, helping our customers meet their business goals regardless of what software and operating systems they have built their business on.”
Dr. Laura Bonamici
+49 89 62060 4454
VP Corporate Communications, International Business
+49 89 30 90 51629
Date: 29 May, 2013
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