Event report: ETERNUS at Fujitsu Forum 2010
In the many seminars and demonstrations at the "Shaping tomorrow with you" themed Fujitsu Forum 2010, held from May 13th - May 14th 2010; Fujitsu discussed its efforts aimed at creating a safer more secure and prosperous future society.
In this report, we present information from the seminars and demonstrations that relate to the ongoing development of ETERNUS storage products.
Seminars on ETERNUS products
Tadashi Kumasawa, from Fujitsu talked about storage solutions that support operational efficiency improvements and business continuity. He also focused on a variety of issues related to the process of migration from silo systems to cloud environments.
ETERNUS product demonstrations
The following demonstrations and exhibitions were given as part of the activities in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) zone.
- Faster database operation using SSD cache
To achieve private cloud environments, the building of large-scale and high-performance integrated databases is a must. As a replacement to systems requiring large memory capacity to boost data search capability, Fujitsu suggested a combination of ETERNUS DX80 disk storage devices using SSD (Solid State Drives) with the Database Smart Flash Cache function of Oracle 11g. The demonstration showed how, by these integrated techniques, Fujitsu was able to introduce a highly cost effective fast and integrated database solution.
- In pursuit of further TCO reductions in server virtualization environments
Server consolidation can achieve TCO reductions through virtualization and the resulting CPU and memory resource consolidation. However, effective disk utilization can't be improved if the same amount of disk resources is still required. This demonstration showed how "storage capacity virtualization technology", matched to system size and operational requirements, could enable further TCO reductions in expanding server virtualization environments.