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ETERNUS DX8700 S2

The Enterprise Storage System for Large Data Centers

The ETERNUS DX8700 S2 enterprise disk storage system, with Intel® Xeon® processors and multi-dimensional scalability, is purpose-built for large enterprises. Enterprises are no longer forced to accurately anticipate future capacity demand levels and to select a specific high-end model with a fixed data-capacity range. ETERNUS DX8700 S2 offers a unique modular architecture that can be flexibly expanded according to business needs. With minimum initial costs customers can start with a two controller module system and four drive enclosures. Maximum performance with up to 128 front-end ports for host connectivity can be obtained easily by scaling up to eight controller modules. In order to obtain simultaneous connection to different network types, FC, FCoE and iSCSI host interfaces can operate in mixed configurations.

Software licenses have a fixed price, based on the number of controllers used instead of the more usual variable data capacities. This transparent licensing model allows gradual capacity upgrading to a maximum of 3,072 disk drives without resulting in price increases caused by having to purchase non-planned licenses. Fujitsu’s Flexible Data Management concept enables a higher level of automation for storage tiering, including support for SAS, Nearline SAS and SSD drive options and capacities that ensure an optimum service level in dynamic and fast-changing environments as well as reducing the overall total cost of storage. The challenges caused by data exposure protection are addressed using innovative Self-Encrypting Drives (SED).

System robustness with redundant interconnections to the storage array, internal redundant components and local data copy options ensure high availability for today’s non-stop business. Remote replication to a second ETERNUS DX storage device protects all valuable data assets across the entire enterprise against site outages.

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Key FeaturesBenefits
High end storage for large data centers
  • Fail-safe system design reduces downtime to a minimum
  • Multi-dimensional scalability in terms of speed, capacity and availability provides the headroom for huge data growth
  • High level of automation optimizes operational efficiency
Supports flexible growth without high pre-investments
  • Unique modular architecture that can be flexibly expanded
  • Start with minimum initial costs an grow flexibly with minimum fix-stepped costs
  • No hidden software costs trough simple, fixed-price license scheme
Unique and consistent family concept
  • Seamless and fully compatible product family of disk storage systems with uniform components such as disks, shelves, software, racks, cables and unified management software
  • Family concept reduces operations, maintenance, migration and training efforts as well as costs


Model ETERNUS DX8700 S2
Interfaces Fibre Channel (up to 16 Gbit/s), FCoE (10 Gbit/s), iSCSI (10 / 1Gbit/s)
Max. Drives Up to 3,072 x SSD, SAS and Nearline SAS in mixed configuration (3.5" / 2.5")
Max. Capacity 6,144 TB
No. of host interfaces 4 - 128
No. of connect. Hosts Max. 8,192
RAID Level 0, 1, 1+0, 5, 5+0, 6
Thin Provisioning & AST Yes
Remote Replication Yes
Storage Management ETERNUS SF software suite


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Press Releases

  • Tokyo , November 06, 2013
    Fujitsu Releases New Models in its ETERNUS DX Series of Disk Storage Systems

    Fujitsu today announced the launch of new models in the FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX series as well as FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS SF 16 storage management software. The new models are disk storage systems based on the concept of business-centric storage, and are designed to support customers' business innovation. The new products are available worldwide today.

Case Studies

  • 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

  • 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: High Performance Computing

  • Germany , Industry: Transportation & Travel
    Rhine-Sieg Public Transport Company (RSVG)

    Rhine-Sieg Public Transport Company (RSVG) services 62 bus lines in the Rhine-Sieg District/Bonn (North Rhine-Wesfalia) region. Fujitsu's challenge was the creation of a high performance and robust IT infrastructure as the basis for a new control center and an intermodal transport control system (ITCS). The Solution comprise PRIMERGY RX300 S6 servers combined with an EXTERNUS DX80 storage system and CELSIUS work stations. Tags: IT infrastructure

  • 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:

  • 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

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