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Fujitsu Extends PRIMERGY BX900 ‘Dynamic Cube’ x86 Blade Portfolio for All-in-One Server Flexibility

Expanded Range Includes First Quad-Socket x86 Blade for Scalability and High-Performance

Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited

Hong Kong, July 07, 2010

Fujitsu today announced the global availability of three new server blades for its flagship PRIMERGY BX900 'Dynamic Cube' x86 blade system in Hong Kong. The new additions, including a quad-socket blade, all combine the efficient hardware, service offerings and solutions of Fujitsu Dynamic Infrastructures with the latest Intel Xeon processor technology.

The technology upgrades are:

• New four-socket PRIMERGY BX960 S1, further extending the suitability of the blade system for resource-hungry processing and applications
• Second-generation PRIMERGY BX920 S2 for disk-intensive operations
• PRIMERGY BX924 S2 as the perfect virtualization platform
• Processor refresh for the mid-range PRIMERGY BX600 blade system, with PRIMERGY BX620 S6 blades

"We are constantly expanding our offerings for the PRIMERGY BX900 'Dynamic Cube' server blades to enhance its flexibility and to ensure that our customers' IT investments are protected. We believe that the new additions to our PRIMERGY BX line are cost-effective, energy-saving and space efficient. They are the ideal solution to meet the current and future data center requirements of mid to large enterprises in Hong Kong," said James Pang, General Manager, Sales Department of Information System & Services Division, Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited.

"With the servers' Dynamic Virtualization and Dynamic High Availability features, companies will be able to run more virtual machines than ever before without any problems, thus boosting their IT performance amid advanced server protection functionality," Pang added.

The latest blade modules and refreshes help provide customers with an even-more-versatile system that is also able to drive down costs – and is able to flexibly span the complete range of potential usage scenarios for blade servers, from web server or terminal server farms with lower performance demands, all the way to high performance database and resource-hungry application server configurations.

Early independent performance benchmarks for the new generation of Dynamic Cube blade servers have been excellent. The new quad-socket PRIMERGY BX960 S1 achieves an outstanding result in the VMware VMmark benchmark: 52.27@35 tiles¹ put it in first place in the 24-core category, while 32.82@22 tiles² are position #1 in the 16-core category with 4-socket servers. The PRIMERGY BX922 S2 had previously secured the second-best ever VMware VMmark, achieving 27.99@18 tiles³.

Driving the computing performance and speed of connectivity of Fujitsu's new quad-socket server blade is an innovative 'glueless' design, where a single system board is manufactured with all the necessary components for all four CPUs, therefore providing the shortest route between processors, memory modules and I/O hubs. More often, vendors simply 'glue together' two dual-socket server blades, which can lead to I/O bottlenecks.

Introduced to maximize customer choice and ensure guaranteed flexibility for changing IT requirements, the technology upgrades underline and further expand the diverse range of configuration options for the PRIMERGY BX900 Dynamic Cube blade system.

PRIMERGY BX900 S1 – The Dynamic Cube

Known as the Dynamic Cube for its future-proof and flexible design, the PRIMERGY BX900 S1 is a single chassis incorporating a complete dynamic server infrastructure, with up to 18 server blades. The Dynamic Cube increases business agility through dynamic power and cooling, high availability, scalability, and virtualization, while reducing operational-, energy- and management IT costs.

Offering new dimensions of scalability and high-performance computing in a single server blade for more demanding database and application server configurations, including resource-intensive ‘fat’ virtual machines, a key addition to the range is the quad-socket PRIMERGY BX960 S1. Features include large memory expandability up to 512GB, four onboard 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and four additional slots for mezzanine cards. Previously, such applications required larger form-factors and so more space-, energy-, and cooling resources, and with reduced opportunities for homogenous management of all operating scenarios.

The PRIMERGY BX924 S2 is a new dual-socket server blade designed primarily for virtualized environments, and supporting a broad range of uses. Key features include highly extended support for virtual machines through its on-board large memory capacity with 18 DIMM slots and with 2x 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports onboard, based on the latest high-speed Intel LAN technology.

An all-rounder blade, the PRIMERGY BX920 S2 is designed for operation in physical as well as virtualized environments. Disk-I/O-intensive applications, such as terminal servers, benefit from the secure performance of RAID controller technology with integrated cache memory and a battery backup unit that avoids data loss.

PRIMERGY BX600 S3 – Advanced Blade Ecosystem

Also launched recently is the refreshed PRIMERGY BX620 S6, for the use with the PRIMERGY BX600 S3 ideally suited for the corporate mid-market for small business applications, in virtualization scenarios, as well as for web- and terminal services. The refreshed BX620 S6 provides state-of-the-art Intel processor technology in a reliable and proven blade enclosure, plus maximized energy efficiency and performance.

"Fujitsu continues to offer the PRIMERGY BX600 S3 which provides huge advantage for branch offices and midmarket enterprises. The BX600 is the ideal choice for infrastructure solutions in which a reliable and proven platform with state-of-the-art server blade technology is needed. It is particularly suitable for customers who want to reduce their operational costs for power and cooling, as well as to consolidate their IT infrastructure and thus reduce network and cable complexity," said Jens-Per Seick, Senior Vice President, x86 Server Product Unit at Fujitsu Technology Solutions.

For further information, please see:

PRIMERGY BX900 Datasheet: http://ts.fujitsu.com/products/standard_servers/blade/primergy_index.html

(1) This VMmark result was achieved by a PRIMERGY BX960 S1 system using Intel® Xeon® Processors E7540 with a memory of 512 GB. A Fujitsu ETERNUS DX80 as a powerful Fibre Channel Disk sub-system was optimally tuned to the PRIMERGY BX960 S1 with VMware VSphere 4.

(2) VMmark result was achieved by a PRIMERGY BX960 S1 system using Intel® Xeon® Processors E7520 with a memory of 256 GB. A Fujitsu ETERNUS DX80 as a powerful Fibre Channel Disk sub-system was optimally tuned to the PRIMERGY BX960 S1 with VMware VSphere 4.

(3) This VMmark result was achieved by a PRIMERGY BX922 S2 system using Intel® Xeon® Processors X5677 with a memory of 96 GB in maximum performance mode with a frequency of 1333 MHz. A Fujitsu ETERNUS DX80 as a powerful Fibre Channel Disk sub-system was optimally tuned to the PRIMERGY BX922 S2 with VMware VSphere 4. (See: New Benchmarks Confirm Fujitsu PRIMERGY Leadership as Best Performing 8-Core, Dual-Socket Systems for Virtualized Environments: http://ts.fujitsu.com/ps2/press/read/news_details.aspx?id=4218)

VMware® VMmark™ is a product of VMware, Inc. VMware utilizes SPECjbb2005® and SPECweb2005®, which are available from the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Further details are available at: http://vmware.com/products/vmmark/results.html

For images and photography, please see:

PRIMERGY BX900 S1:
http://mediaserver.ts.fujitsu.com/photoserver/index.cfm?Searchstring=BX900&fuseaction=list&newsearch=true&fid=1&page=1&search=true&CFID=2197131&CFtoken=86479889
BX960 S1: http://mediaserver.ts.fujitsu.com/photoserver/index.cfm?Searchstring=bx960&searchinfoldersonly=true&fuseaction=list&newsearch=true&fid=8911&page=1&search=true&CFID=2197131&CFtoken=86479889&x=9&y=6
BX924 S2: http://mediaserver.ts.fujitsu.com/mediaserver/clientview/server/PHOTO/index.cfm?Searchstring=BX924&fuseaction=list&newsearch=true&fid=1&page=1&search=true&CFID=2197131&CFtoken=86479889
BX920 S2: http://mediaserver.ts.fujitsu.com/ms/go.cfm?itemid=32119&jumpfactor=6&nav=false

BX620 S6: http://mediaserver.ts.fujitsu.com/photoserver/index.cfm?fuseaction=list&CFID=1044842&CFTOKEN=88679671&fid=11761

Video: Fujitsu ServerView VIOM: http://docs.ts.fujitsu.com/dl.aspx?id=4f998e82-c98a-4b2c-83ee-28d60932d8cb


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Fujitsu Hong Kong, a leading technology company, is one of the largest providers of customer-focused information technology and telecommunications (IT & T) solutions and services for organizations in Hong Kong. With more than 50 years of experience and as part of the Fujitsu Group -- a global family of IT & T infrastructure experts - Fujitsu Hong Kong extends its expertise across the enterprise and throughout the region. Fujitsu Hong Kong is able to support and optimize world-class IT & T infrastructure for organizations in the region that aim at gaining a global competitive edge for a sustainable future. Major customers include Government of HKSAR, Cathay Pacific Airways, PCCW, and more.
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Date: 07 July, 2010
City: Hong Kong
Company: Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited