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The Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY CX420 S1 is an out-of-the-box Dual Node cluster server for Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012, enabling small and medium enterprises or multi-site organizations to provide continuous uptime for their business applications and data. Designed for lower IT expertise and limited budgets, it operates as simple as a server, but continuously available as a cluster. It leverages new High Availability features provided with Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012.
Everything you need is condensed into a 2U rack enclosure comprising two server nodes, up to 12 shared hot-plug storage drives and shared power and cooling, thus lowering capital expenses. Yet it enables flexible configuration of processing power, data capacity and networking options to adopt for various software solution scenarios.
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Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
CX420 densely packs 2 server nodes, shared redundant power & cooling, plus 12 hot-plug storage drives into a highly compact chassis of only 2 height units. New functionalities for continuously available services and protection of storage against a wide range of failure scenarios in Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 operating systems perfectly combine with CX420 advanced hardware features like onboard node connectivity and shared access to local storage to provide an out-of-the-box foundation for clustered high availability configurations.Entirely secured continuity of access to applications as well as data, all at an affordable price level, let customers setup their complete solution in an easy and quick manner. CX420 significantly lowers the entrance barriers for high availability of data and applications - no need to invest into expensive SAN storage - designed to operate with only limited expert knowledge - supporting both virtualized and physical server deployments.
CX420 features central cooling fans and 2 commonly shared highly efficient hot-plug power supplies. Shared components pay back in lower costs to buy and lower costs to own. Lower energy budgets for a comparable performance than for standard rack servers.
CX420 and all its components fully comply to the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 certifications, making sure that cluster operations such as failover or recovery of applications and data are working reliably. The flexible configuration of server nodes, data capacity and networking options enable various high availibility solutions with Windows Server 2012 operating systems, which are covered by our certificates of conformance.
Hot-plug for server nodes, power supplies and disk drives enable enhanced availability and easy serviceability.Each single server can be serviced without affecting the other nodes in the chassis.

Technical details

System unit type2 U chassis for 19-inch rack
Weightup to 38 kg plus 2.5 kg for rack rails
Front baysStorage drives: 12x 3.5-inch for 3.5-inch/2.5-inch HDDs
Rear bays2 bays for half wide server trays CX272 S1, 2 x for PSU
Fan configuration4 non hot plug fans
Power supply configuration2x hot-plug power supply modules
Operating buttonsOn/off switch, ID button
Status LEDsIdentification (blue), Power (green)
Standard Warranty3 years
Service LevelOnsite Service
Service Lifecycle5 years

Server Nodes

PRIMERGY CX272 S1 - rear viewThe PRIMERGY CX272 S1 as a 2U, half-wide server node with Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family CPUs and access to up to 12 shared local disks offers in-built cluster readiness for continuous operation when being used twice – as a cluster - in the PRIMERGY CX420 system. Highest data and application availability at decreased investment costs are achievable by leveraging the diverse roles and features of Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012, e. g. Storage Spaces and Failover Clustering, altogether avoiding purchase of expensive storage infrastructure.

Support Packs

Recommended Service24x7, Onsite Response Time: 4h - For locations outside of EMEA please contact your local Fujitsu partner.

Press Release

  • Munich , November 17, 2014
    Twenty Years of Fujitsu PRIMERGY Innovation Leads to Record-breaking Quality and Efficiency

    At Fujitsu Forum Munich 2014, the company will reward three customers from around the world that are still productively running systems purchased in the 1990s, due to the built-to-last design of Fujitsu’s industry-standard PRIMERGY server systems. To mark the 20th anniversary of Fujitsu’s x86 servers and to underline PRIMERGY’s proven quality, excellent performance and superb reliability, Fujitsu has been searching for the world’s oldest, still productive PRIMERGY system.

  • Munich/San Francisco , August 25, 2014
    Fujitsu Introduces Optimized Server Solution for VMware EVO: RAIL

    At VMworld in San Francisco, 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.

  • Munich , July 15, 2014
    Fujitsu Delivers Business Centric Data Center Solutions for Point of Sale, Media Processing, as well as Telephone and Control Systems

    Fujitsu delivers Business Centric Data Center solutions that anticipate specific business needs faced every day by millions of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and branch offices worldwide.

  • Munich , July 07, 2014
    Fujitsu Protects Business-critical Services with Extended ‘Cluster-in-a-box’ offering

    Fujitsu delivers continuous availability to protect important data and business-critical services for mid-sized organizations and branch offices – at a minimal investment of money, administration skill and time. The complete new generation of Cluster-in-a-box, built on the latest generation of proven FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY technology and the solid-state drive-enabled Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, offers a risk free, ready-to-run, highly available and easy-to-configure solution in a single enclosure.

  • Munich , May 21, 2014
    Fujitsu Drives it Home with High Performance Computing Project for Turkey’s Largest Automotive Manufacturer

    Fujitsu today announces that Tofaş, Turkey’s largest automotive manufacturer, has selected Fujitsu for a High Performance Computing (HPC) project. Fujitsu’s HPC systems will give Tofaş the competitive edge in a demanding marketplace, and in doing so will make a key contribution to the Turkish economy.

Case Studies

  • Russia , Industry: others
    Sibneftegeofizika introduces a High-Performance Data Center for processing geophysical data

    Sibneftegeofizika needed to upgrade its system for processing geophysical data to work on projects in geological surveying of oil and gas companies. When processing and interpreting (earth structure modelling) high-capacity computing resources are needed, which the company did not have. The upgraded computing system would enable the company to take part in larger scale projects, where high performance computing systems are essential. Tags:

  • Russia , Industry: Manufacture-Other
    BTC Group invests in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and gains a Powerful Business Development Tool

    Fujitsu was chosen as the equipment supplier for the project implementation, involving servers and data storage systems. Fujitsu has rich experience in the creation of such facilities to meet the custom orders of Russian and foreign companies alike. Tags: Data Center

  • Indonesia , Industry: Manufacturing
    FCC Indonesia values Fujitsu as a provider of data center components of high performance, high quality, and high durability

    FCC Indonesia needed to revamp their aging server infrastructure to maintain current business operation and to prepare for future requirements. Fujitsu provided FCC Indonesia with complete IT infrastructure enhancement solution. Tags:

  • United Kingdom , Industry: Electronics
    With the New Virtualised Data Centre Diodes refreshes its European Client Landscape

    Diodes wanted to upgrade and virtualise its aging server infrastructure while also expanding the capacity of its storage platform. Tags: Data Center , Server High-Availaibility, Virtualisation

  • China , Industry: Transportation & Travel
    Da Chan Bay Terminal One minimises downtime through PRIMEQUEST and PRIMERGY servers

    The terminal’s previous Cargo Movement Operating System (CMOS) was unable to handle business growth and therefore Da Chan Bay decided to upgrade to the world leading NAVIS N4 terminal operating system. However as their existing IT infrastructure lacked the performance required to support the new system, it too needed to be upgraded. Tags: