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FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY CX420 S1

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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
Continuous availability with 2 clustered nodes in a 2U chassis
  • 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.
Shared power and cooling
  • 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.
Full compliance to Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 certifications
  • 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.
Easy serviceability
  • 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)
Warranty period3 years
Warranty typeOnsite warranty
Service Lifecycle5 years

Server Nodes

FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY CX272 S1
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.

Case Studies

  • Germany , Industry: Automotive
    KSPG AG Chooses Fujitsu HPC Solution

    KSPG AG is the holding company of the Rheinmetall Group’s automotive division. A global automotive supplier, KSPG’s expertise in air supplies, emission reductions and pumps, as well as the development, production and provision of replacement parts for pistons, engine blocks and friction bearings, means that it enjoys leading positions in the relevant markets. Tags: High Performance Computing , IT infrastructure

  • Germany , Industry: Manufacturing
    Autodesk converts CAD workstations to a Fujitsu PRIMERGY HPC cluster solution

    Autodesk was looking for a solution that would allow it to further expand its software development capabilities and create an internal demo center.The company wanted to focus on adjusting the hardware to suit the powerful software so that it could test rendering processes under fully realistic light conditions. Tags: Technical Computing

  • Germany , Industry: Manufacturing
    BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH uses Fujitsu Read-to-Go Plus

    BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH is a leading manufacturer of transformers, power supplies and electrical filters and has been a strong partner to industry and small trade businesses in the winding materials sector for many decades Tags: High Performance Computing

  • Germany , Industry: Government
    New data center and back-up infrastructure for the Municipality of Wermelskirchen

    The council’s increasing demands on the IT system were becoming too great for the existing systems, and growing data volumes meant that a new storage system was required, as well as an appropriate data infrastructure. Tags: Data Center

  • Indonesia , Industries: Government , others
    The Indonesian Institute of Sciences introduces Rack and Scale Out Server platform for High Performance Computing

    The family range of Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY systems underpin a powerful and flexible data center solution that allows LIPI to perform complex scientific calculations, reduce the risk of critical data loss, offers high scalability and a low TCO. Tags: Data Center , High Performance Computing

Press Release

  • Munich , April 14, 2015
    FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX Makes Life Even Easier for SAP Customers

    Fujitsu today announced that it is adding new offerings for customers running or planning to adopt SAP® software, in a further expansion of its PRIMEFLEX portfolio of Integrated Systems. These additions extend the PRIMEFLEX brand, which has received a very positive response from customers and is emerging as one of the industry’s most comprehensive set of pre-configured and pre-tested ready-to-run systems for the business-centric data center.

  • Munich , April 01, 2015
    Fujitsu revamps its SELECT Partner Program for Mutual Profitable International Growth

    Fujitsu today marks five successful years of its global channel program, the SELECT Partner Program, with a thorough redesign to meet the evolving needs of its channel partners around the world and to support the company’s targets for profitable growth.

  • Munich , April 01, 2015
    Fujitsu World Tour 2015: Technology and Service Innovation at a City Near You

    Fujitsu takes to the road again with its popular Fujitsu World Tour roadshow, under the banner ‘Human Centric Innovation: Experience the Hyper-Connected World’. With more than 10,000 attendees expected across 19 locations in spring/summer 2015, Fujitsu World Tour gives delegates a unique opportunity to find out how Fujitsu helps organizations deploy leading-edge technologies and solutions for business benefit. The events are delivered by national and global experts who interact through presentations, workshops, demonstrations and face-to-face meetings.

  • Hanover/Munich , March 16, 2015
    Fujitsu Helps SMEs Cope with Continual Data Growth without Compromising on Performance and Speed

    Fujitsu today announces a new high-performing and fast storage subsystem to help businesses – especially SMEs and branch offices – optimize their ICT systems from end-to-end. Attaching directly to the server, the new FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS JX40 S2 is an ideal extension to any server.

  • Munich , February 06, 2015
    Fujitsu Complements Record-Breaking Line-up of Business-Centric PRIMERGY Servers

    Fujitsu today announces the expansion of its PRIMERGY dual-socket server line up, with new models specifically designed to enable business growth in datacenters that are limited in their overall expansion by energy and space restrictions

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