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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.

Recommended Service: 24 x 7 Fujitsu support for enterprise class services.

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

ModelETERNUS DX8700 S2
InterfacesFibre Channel (up to 16 Gbit/s), FCoE (10 Gbit/s), iSCSI (10 / 1Gbit/s)
Max. DrivesUp to 3,072 x SSD, SAS and Nearline SAS in mixed configuration (3.5" / 2.5")
Max. Capacity6,144 TB
No. of host interfaces4 - 128
No. of connect. HostsMax. 2,048
RAID Level0, 1, 1+0, 5, 5+0, 6
Thin Provisioning & ASTYes
Remote ReplicationYes
Storage ManagementETERNUS 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

  • United Kingdom , Industry: IT Industry
    AAG Systems creates new business opportunities by implementing Fujitsu vShape

    AAG Systems wanted to replace its aging servers with a new virtualised server and storage environment. It needed to find the right partner and technology to make the project a success. Tags: Data Center

  • Germany , Industry: Financial Services
    The ETERNUS DX500 S3 storage system makes life easy for EOS Group and its continual growth

    Installing a high performance and fail-proof storage solution for sensitive customer data with high availability and expandability, while retaining the existing virtualization software (DataCore). Tags: Data Center

  • Italy , Industry: Local Government
    PRIMERGY BX900 technology boosts the Vicenza Municipal Authority’s digitization

    Population registers, mapping systems, digital document flows, payroll and tax compliance are just some of the areas where Vicenza Municipal Authority has initiated a process of profound innovation built around the efficient use of IT resources. Tags: Data Center

  • United Kingdom , Industry: Local Government
    Tendring Council Gain Mobile Experience With ETERNUS Storage and PRIMERGY

    Situated in the East of England on the Essex coast, Tendring District Council is approximately 130 square miles in size, with a population of almost 140,000. Tags:

  • United Kingdom , Industry: Public Services
    Bron Afon Migrates to Fujitsu PRIMERGY and ETERNUS Hardware

    Bron Afon is a social enterprise that covers construction, community regeneration, support and much more. It was established in March 2008 when Torfaen Council tenants voted for Bron Afon to be their new landlord. Since then it has been bringing their homes up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard. Its membership has grown to over 1,800 people who have a say in how things are done, making it one of the largest community mutuals and co-operatives in the United Kingdom. Tags: ETERNUS CS Virtual Tape Sol. , Storage Solutions, Voice Over IP

Support Packs Options

Available in major business areas:

  • 9x5, Next Business Day, Onsite Response Time
  • 9x5, 4h Onsite Response Time
  • 24x7, 4h Onsite Response Time

Recommended Service:

24x7, Onsite Response Time: 4h.

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