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Fujitsu Introduces Optimized Server Solution for VMware EVO: RAIL

Fujitsu today announces its first hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for VMware EVO: RAIL. As a scale-out system designed to address the issues of ICT system bottlenecks, the new FUJITSU Integrated System Appliance for VMware EVO: RAIL offers rapid time-to-market and greater business flexibility.


News facts:
  • Fujitsu to ship VMware® EVO: RAIL™ hyper-converged ICT infrastructure
  • Provides enterprises with ICT Infrastructure at the Speed of Business, removing bottlenecks by simplifying infrastructure to meet accelerating business demands
  • Simple to obtain, deploy and ready-to-work in just a few minutes
August 25, 2014 Fujitsu is addressing the main frustrations that many business users have with internal ICT departments by providing a software-defined infrastructure services-based solution. The FUJITSU Integrated System Appliance for VMware EVO: RAIL arrives at the right time: Surveys consistently confirm that users complain of the slow implementation of additional computing and storage capacities in response to growing needs, coupled with functionality issues and higher-than-anticipated costs.

The FUJITSU Integrated System Appliance for VMware EVO: RAIL is Fujitsu’s first pure VMware integrated system: an easy-to-deploy, all-in-one data center infrastructure. Businesses that make the switch to integrated, scale-out software-defined solutions are able to explore new fast-track possiblities for easy capacity, rapid growth, while enjoying the flexibility and reduction in bottlenecks from moving to dedicated, self-contained systems.

Designed to run at higher ambient temperatures; optimized for compute density

The latest addition to Fujitsu’s fast-growing portfolio of business-enabling Integrated Systems is based on Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX400 rack servers optimized for VMware EVO: RAIL. In addition to industry-leading server performance, Fujitsu is also driving down energy costs by up to 27 percent thanks to its Cool-safe advanced thermal design technology. This will allow for the second generation of FUJITSU Integrated System Appliance for VMware EVO: RAIL  infrastructures – due later this year – to run at higher ambient temperatures, therefore reducing power costs for cooling.

Each FUJITSU Integrated System Appliance for VMware EVO: RAIL – which fits into a standard data center rack – is optimized for compute density and is capable of running either approximately 100 average-sized, general-purpose, data center virtual machines or around 250 average-sized machines for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Powerful Fujitsu x86 servers are already proven as the best choice for running fully-virtualized VMware environments, as confirmed by Fujitsu’s current lead position in 9 of the 13 VMmark benchmarks1. The FUJITSU Integrated System Appliance for VMware EVO: RAIL will offer even higher performance when the platform is upgraded later this year to offer the next-generation of Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors and DDR4 support.

In line with the approach of simplifying complexity in the data center, the new FUJITSU Integrated System Appliance for VMware EVO: RAIL is ordered as a standardized configuration. Organizations looking for additional capacity can simply scale out by adding more FUJITSU Integrated System Appliance for VMware EVO: RAIL units.

FUJITSU Integrated System Appliance for VMware EVO: RAIL is available to order with immediate effect and the first systems are already deployed by early adopter program customers.

Supporting quotes

Uwe Neumeier, Vice President, Global Server Business at Fujitsu
“Fujitsu is in the front line of vendors delivering new scale-out solutions that lay the foundations for a hyper-converged ICT infrastructure. Based on our deep experience in building Integrated Systems, Fujitsu is excited to partner with VMware to introduce an entirely new breed of technology which promises to transform the role of the data center to that of key business enabler."

Mornay Van Der Walt, Vice President, Emerging Solutions at VMware
"Fujitsu is a major vendor providing a trusted foundation that enables customers by providing new solutions built on the powerful combination of Fujitsu's proven PRIMERGY server technology and VMware's new EVO: RAIL software with VMware vSphere® and Virtual SAN™. Fujitsu and VMware have teamed up to provide customers with simplified design with predictable data center appliance sizing and scaling, helping enable infrastructure at the speed of business."

Pricing and availability

Pricing depends on configuration and region.

Notes to editors

1 VMware VMmark, the industry's first virtualization platform benchmark for x86-based computers, is used to measure the performance and scalability of applications running in virtualized environments. For further information please see http://www.vmware.com/a/vmmark/

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Susanne Berland

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Date: 25 August, 2014