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Fujitsu Extends Cloud Portfolio with PRIMERGY CX400 Multi-Node Server

Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited

Hong Kong, March 07, 2012

News facts:

  • New Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX400 Cloud eXtension x86 server models deliver flexibility, cost effectiveness and smart scale-out in cloud and high performance computing (HPC) environments
  • Innovative compact design provides "4in2U" granularity, higher rack density and superior energy efficiency
  • Guaranteed full compatibility with standard data center rack and cooling infrastructure assures investment protection and interoperability
  • Globally available from March 2012

Fujitsu today launches the new PRIMERGY CX400 S1 multi-node Cloud eXtension server. This innovative technology requires only half the space of a standard rack server to provide enterprises with cost-effective, energy-efficient access to smart scale-out capabilities for deployments such as private cloud, high-performance computing (HPC) and large-scale virtualization.

"We are pleased to introduce PRIMERGY CX400 multi-node server to enterprises of all sizes in Hong Kong. Enterprises are increasingly conscious of both space and energy consumption of servers, exacerbated by high office rents and growing electricity bills in Hong Kong. Its '4in2U' design takes up 50 per cent less space compared to conventional servers, cuts hardware investment and improves management efficiency and system granularity while matching the performance of standard rack-based servers," said Rikiya Kano, General Manager, Marketing, Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited. "With the advice and services from our professional and experienced consultants and partners, our customers can expect tangible savings from our servers in the long run."

Business benefits

Enterprise customers of all sizes are increasingly looking for improved energy efficiency, higher platform density and better management effectiveness when realizing their cloud computing, high performance computing, virtualization, hosting, or virtual-client computing strategies.

As data centers evolve, IT architects are placing greater emphasis on scale-out flexibility, as well as improved energy efficiency, higher platform density and more effective management. To meet these needs, Fujitsu introduces a new, compact version of its state-of-the-art Cloud eXtension architecture.

By halving the size of a standard server node, the innovative PRIMERGY CX400 S1 packs four independent physical servers and up to 24 storage drives into a standard 2U height compact cabinet.

The new compact PRIMERGY CX400 joins the Fujitsu Cloud eXtension family alongside the full-size, 38-node PRIMERGY CX1000 cloud server platform. In broadening the range, Fujitsu underlines its commitment to offering a comprehensive set of cloud computing solutions for enterprises of all sizes.

Interchangeable, interoperable infrastructure

The PRIMERGY family consists of three interchangeable low-, medium- and high-end server nodes - the PRIMERGY CX210 S1, CX250 S1, and CX270 S1 models - into its new half-width tray design. To ensure interoperability, these remain fully compatible with industry standard rack infrastructure and applications.

As a result, the PRIMERGY CX400 provides smart scale-out capabilities and combines established front-to-back cooling and rear-side external connectivity to slot easily into existing racks. Its '4in2U' design requires 50 per cent less space, cuts hardware investment and improves management efficiency and system granularity while still matching the performance of standard rack-based servers. Reliability and uptime are guaranteed thanks to extensive hot-plug features, which keep the system up and running even during maintenance.

The PRIMERGY CX dual-socket server nodes feature processors from the latest high-performance Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 family, ensuring the delivery of high-memory bandwidth and IO-speed.

Prices and availability

Both the Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX400 S1 enclosure and CX250 S1 standard 1U server node will be available globally from the end of March 2012. The PRIMERGY CX270 S1, the server node for enhanced HPC and application environments requiring coprocessor acceleration, will be available by May 2012. The PRIMERGY CX210 S1, the entry-level server node, will be available from August 2012. Prices and availability vary by configuration and region.

Supporting quote

Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President, Product Development Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions
"The PRIMERGY CX400 clearly demonstrates Fujitsu’s philosophy of field innovation and a constant drive to increase the power and flexibility of our cloud computing systems. The multi-node Cloud eXtension system enables smart scale-out, and lowers costs while also increasing the performance, productivity and flexibility of both Cloud and High Performance Computing solutions."

For further information about PRIMERGY Cloud eXtension servers, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/products/computing/servers/primergy/scale-out/

Images of the PRIMERGY CX400, CX 250 and CX270 are now available on the Fujitsu Mediaserver and accessible for download. Please see:
- PRIMERGY CX400 front 2.5-inch: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/?r=28032
- PRIMERGY CX400 front 3.5-inch: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/?r=28033
- PRIMERGY CX250 front: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/?r=28030
- PRIMERGY CX270 front: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/?r=28031

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All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Hong Kong

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.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/hk/

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Date: 07 March, 2012
City: Hong Kong
Company: Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited