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Fujitsu Sets New Standards in the Datacenter with PRIMERGY Dual-Socket Servers

Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited

Hong Kong, March 07, 2012

News facts:

  • New generation of PRIMERGY dual-socket servers set new standards in modularity, scalability and cost-efficiency
  • Overall performance improvements of up to 70 per cent with new Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family
  • 3rd generation of Fujitsu’s ServerView Virtual I/O Manager available for new PRIMERGY dual socket servers
  • Versatile line-up suitable for wide range of business applications and datacenter deployments

Fujitsu today announces global availability of the next generation PRIMERGY dual-socket x86 servers, designed to set a new standard in versatility, scalability and cost-efficiency. Meeting a wide range of tomorrow's IT demands while achieving a fast return-on-investment today, the comprehensive new line-up of servers deliver a leap forward in performance and modularity.

"In response to growing demand for data centers from different industries in Hong Kong, Fujitsu PRIMERGY dual-socket server offers a new standard in design, enhancing system scalability and cost-efficiency while supporting any business application." said Rikiya Kano, General Manager, Marketing, Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited. "Combined with the latest Intel® Xeon® E5 processor, the Fujitsu PRIMERGY dual-socket server can improve performance by up to 70 per cent. These platforms are an excellent fit for local industry players and benefit organizations across a variety of scenarios from virtualization, to cloud computing to real-time financial transactions."

Business benefits

Fujitsu's new concept of a modular chassis design for its PRIMERGY server line-up creates a highly customizable server platform that allows customers to configure systems freely to meet their current IT needs, and extend later if required. By supporting General-Purpose computing on Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) cards and faster data throughput, the versatile new PRIMERGY servers are suitable for almost any business application or datacenter scenario. Customers choosing PRIMERGY are also assured of investment protection over the server lifecycle. The new models provide 100 percent additional memory capacity and space for an additional 33 percent hard disks. After-sale server expansion kits are available should server configuration needs change.

Simple administration with Fujitsu ServerView Virtual I/O Manager

Fujitsu's innovative ServerView Virtual I/O Manager ensures an ease of administration and also provides network-agnostic virtualization in dynamic datacenter scenarios. On-the-fly roaming, adding and recovering virtual server profiles is now supported, and the time and effort required to redeploy images is reduced from hours to minutes.

The third generation of Fujitsu’s ServerView Virtual I/O Manager is available for all new PRIMERGY dual socket servers. Simplified power management features combined with 94 percent efficient modular power supply units further enable businesses to reduce server energy costs by up to 73% in comparison to the previous generation.

Performance improvements

Overall performance improvements for new PRIMERGY dual socket server models of up to 70 per cent are achieved with the help of the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family. In the field of high performance computing, system performance climbs by 120 per cent, using Intel’s new Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX).¹

The line-up

Available as tower, rack and blade models, the new line-up of Fujitsu PRIMERGY dual-socket servers includes:
- The no-compromise economy tower server PRIMERGY TX300 S7
- Maximum productivity in a 1U housing with the PRIMERGY RX200 S7 rack server
- The versatile PRIMERGY RX300 S7 rack server
- Maximum expandability with the newly-introduced PRIMERGY RX350 S7 rack server
- A versatile and cost-efficient server blade, the PRIMERGY BX920 S3
- A high-end PRIMERGY BX924 S3 server blade for the most intensive applications²

Supporting quote

Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President, Product Development Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions
"In today’s economy, more businesses are struggling with the challenge of preparing for the future while managing tight budgets and adapting swiftly to changing business requirements. The Fujitsu PRIMERGY dual-socket servers address this concern with improved performance, cost-efficient operation and the versatile scalability of our innovative modular design."

Boyd Davis, VP and GM of Intel Datacenter Infrastructure Group
"Intel welcomes Fujitsu's next generation PRIMERGY platforms. By utilizing the energy efficiency, performance, breakthrough I/O capabilities and advanced security features of the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family, the new PRIMERGY platforms are designed to be the heart of a flexible and efficient datacenter. The combination of performance, flexible modularity, and overall cost-effectiveness enabled by the collaboration between Fujitsu and Intel make these platforms an excellent fit for usage scenarios from virtualization and cloud computing to design automation or real-time financial transaction."

For further information, please see

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

Feature and benefits: http://new-primergy-2012.ts.fujitsu.com
TX300 S7: http://new-primergy-2012.ts.fujitsu.com/products/tx300
RX200 S7: http://new-primergy-2012.ts.fujitsu.com/products/rx200
RX300 S7: http://new-primergy-2012.ts.fujitsu.com/products/rx300
RX350 S7: http://new-primergy-2012.ts.fujitsu.com/products/rx350
BX920 S3: http://new-primergy-2012.ts.fujitsu.com/products/bx920
BX924 S3: http://new-primergy-2012.ts.fujitsu.com/products/bx924

Images and photography

TX300 S7: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/search.php?search=tx300+s7&resetrestypes=1
RX200 S7: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/search.php?search=rx200+s7&resetrestypes=1
RX300 S7: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/search.php?search=RX300+S7&resetrestypes=1
RX350 S7: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/search.php?search=rx350+s7&resetrestypes=1
BX920 S3: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/search.php?search=BX920+S3&resetrestypes=1
BX924 S3: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/search.php?search=bx924+s3&resetrestypes=1

Notes to Editors

¹ Measured with SPECint_rate_base2006 and Linpack on PRIMERGY server with Intel® Xeon® 5600 processor series in comparison to the PRIMERGY server based on Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family. SPEC® and the benchmark name SPECint® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. For more information about SPECint2006, see www.spec.org/cpu2006/

² Delivery start varies by model and country.

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