Fujitsu Cures Petabyte-scale Data Capacity Management Headaches with Launch of new Hyper-scale Storage ETERNUS CD10000
As organizations continue to grapple with the problem of how to leverage Big Data as they cross the Petabyte divide, Fujitsu today introduces the world’s first storage system designed to grow as big and last as long as the online data it hosts. By creating a storage eco-system with unlimited capacity that is capable of living forever, the FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS CD10000 helps organizations eliminate the major headaches associated with the exponential growth of data.
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.
Pricing and availability
The new ETERNUS CD10000 system is available immediately, and can be ordered directly from Fujitsu and via SELECT CIRCLE partners. Prices vary by region, model and configuration.
Hiroaki Kondo, Senior Vice President, SVP, Head of Storage Systems Business Unit at Fujitsu
“The ETERNUS CD10000 revolutionizes the way that organizations deal with ever-increasing online data. Fujitsu is the first mainstream, global storage technology provider to deliver a hyperscale, open source-based storage optimization platform for online storage, removing future bottlenecks and allowing organizations to regain control over cost.”
Lars Göbel, Datacenter Solutions / Director IT Services from Darmstadt Rechenzentrum in Germany
“The Darmstadt Rechenzentrum is a brand new data center built to the highest standards to ensure that it can provide online support for mission-critical environments such as the Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange (DBCE), a vendor-neutral marketplace for cloud resources. In our business, there is a constant battle between ensuring competitiveness by focusing on driving cost efficiency and delivering mission-critical levels of performance for online cloud data. The Fujitsu ETERNUS CD10000 is the perfect solution and allows the DBCE to offer a compelling combination of extremely competitive pricing plus peace of mind that the system will remain online.”
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.”
Ranga Rangachari, Vice President and General Manager, Storage and Big Data, Red Hat
“Red Hat is committed to providing enterprise customers with a comprehensive open, software-defined storage portfolio spanning physical, virtual and cloud environments. Our alliance with industry-leading IT providers, such as Fujitsu, enables Red Hat to deliver proven storage solutions for enterprises managing petabyte-scale data. By combining Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise storage software with Fujitsu’s new hyperscale storage ETERNUS CD10000 system, we can offer our customers speed and agility to realize the possibilities of the next-generation hyperscale environment.”
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu CEMEAI
In Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India, Fujitsu is the leading IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets serving large, medium-sized and small businesses. The company offers a full portfolio of IT products, business solutions and services, ranging from workplace systems to datacenter solutions, managed services, and cloud-based software and solutions. In CEMEA&I Fujitsu employs approximately 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.
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Date: 27 October, 2014