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Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX500 S7 Combines Four-Socket Performance with Economic Scalability and Two-Socket Effectiveness

Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited

Hong Kong, July 09, 2012

News facts:

  • PRIMERGY RX500 S7 doubles the expandability and performance of a dual-socket server; enables users to cut management and IT infrastructure costs by running more and larger workloads on fewer servers
  • Economic scalability and flexibility as customers can start with a dual-socket configuration and change to a quad-socket performance level whenever required; guarantees protection of investment
  • Next generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 product family leverages the price performance of a dual-socket server into the quad-socket arena

Fujitsu today announces the new PRIMERGY RX500 S7 four-socket server, optimized for large consolidation and virtualization projects. Designed to be highly scalable, the PRIMERGY RX500 S7 can be upgraded from a dual-socket server to a quad-socket solution whenever required. Thus, it combines economic scalability and four-socket performance with the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of a dual-socket server, guaranteeing a high protection of investment. Based on common components of the PRIMERGY dual-socket S7 generation, a simplified power management and 94% efficient power supply units, the PRIMERGY RX500 S7 offers a very energy efficient, costs-saving profile.

Derek Yiu, General Manager, Solutions and Services Business at Fujitsu Hong Kong, stated "Customers today are continually looking at ways in which they can achieve more with less. With the ability to run more workloads on fewer servers, PRIMERGY RX500 S7 enables greater productivity and boosts optimization by cutting management and IT infrastructure costs. Fujitsu Hong Kong will continue to focus on offering innovative products and services that result in higher efficiency and serve as a competitive differentiator for our clients in today's rapidly changing market."

Business benefits

The PRIMERGY RX server family has a long history of being a versatile platform for dynamic business infrastructures. With its modular design, the new PRIMERGY RX500 S7 server is created to perfectly meet the consolidation and expansion needs of growing IT environments. By starting with a dual processor configuration, the rack server PRIMERGY RX500 S7 can easily more economically scale up to four processors whenever necessary and therefore double its memory up to 1536 GB and expand the available PCIe Gen3 slots to 11 inside the same chassis - without changing the server and rack infrastructure. Upgrading the system is as easy as plugging in an additional local area network (LAN) card. The dual-socket configuration features two Intel® Xeon® processors from the E5 product family, 24 DIMMs and 768 GB memory. Scaling up to a four-sock server provides four Intel® Xeon® processors, 48 DIMMs and 1536 GB memory. This enables customers to run more and larger virtualization machines on a single server as opposed to needing multiple dual-socket servers.

By running more workloads on fewer servers, companies can cut costs for energy, server management and IT infrastructure. For instance, they can save on rack space, cooling, cabling and staffing requirements. A few big servers are easier to manage and more cost effective than running many smaller ones. In addition, companies can make better use of host-based application and software licenses simply by consolidating the number of hosts. As it features the same power management and components of the record-breaking PRIMERGY dual-socket S7 generation, which set new standards in low power consumption, the PRIMERGY RX500 S7 delivers two-socket energy efficiency by operating with low-voltage memory and intelligent power management with predefined power profiles that keep power consumption down on low performance days.

Supporting quote

Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President, Product Development Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions
"Nowadays, customers need top price/performance and flexibility to grow with upcoming solution demands and business growth. With the PRIMERGY RX500 S7, we are delivering a highly energy-efficient and scalable four socket server with new cost effectiveness. Thus, we are providing our customers with an excellent, economical solution that can be expanded to meet tomorrow's requirements."

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Date: 09 July, 2012
City: Hong Kong
Company: Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited