Fujitsu today announces that enterprises will soon find it far easier to balance backup and recovery speed with the cost of flexibly storing virtually unlimited amounts of data on any combination of storage media. In an extended sales and technology agreement, Fujitsu is embedding Quantum’s (NYSE:QTM) industry-leading deduplication technology in the next generation of Fujitsu ETERNUS CS High End Data Protection Appliance. The new solution is anticipated to be over five times more scalable than the current market leader and will be the first scale-out deduplication appliance available on the market.
Fujitsu ETERNUS CS High End uniquely increases the flexibility and efficiency of backup and archiving infrastructures. By completely virtualizing all disk and tape target systems in the datacenter, it creates one logical backup and archiving environment with unified management and unmatched flexibility in balancing speed and storage costs. All data are copied from the servers onto a highly scalable storage cache on ETERNUS CS High End, Data can remain on the cache for almost immediate recovery, or can be moved to disk, deduplicated disk or tape.
With the next generation of this solution, deduplication technology will be directly integrated to the internal storage cache, while of course the disk cache also remains available without deduplication. By integrating Quantum deduplication technology, enterprises can additionally use internal disk storage capacity as an extremely efficient final backup target, as the necessary disk space can be reduced by factor 10- to 30- times or more. Existing customers can also benefit from upgrade options to embed deduplication in their current ETERNUS CS High End appliances.
With over a thousand installations of the ETERNUS CS High End Unified Data Protection Appliance in data centers around the world, Fujitsu is supporting its customers with a solution to massively simplify and consolidate both backup and archiving infrastructures with a significant associated reduction in investment, operational, and maintenance costs. By integrating Quantum’s leading deduplication technology, the new generation appliance allow customers to further optimize their data protection environments – regardless of the mix of tape, disk, or deduplicated disk that best meets their needs.
Marcus Schneider, Head of Storage Product Development Group, Fujitsu Technology Solutions
“To give enterprises fast and flexible access to the massive amounts of data necessary to rebuild their operations following data loss, for example due to fire or flood, the new Fujitsu ETERNUS CS High Endwill deliver an almost unlimited scalability for the complete consolidation of unified data protection environments. We can achieve this by combining its unique scale-out storage system of up to 16 storage nodes and 22 compute nodes with best-in-class deduplication functionality from Quantum.”
Robert Clark, Senior Vice President, Data Protection Group, Quantum
“Quantum is extending its long-established sales and technology partnership with Fujitsu in the data protection market. Our patented inline de-duplication technology excels in enterprise environments where fast backup and restore are critical. We look forward to enterprises gaining access to the new Fujitsu ETERNUS CS High End with the integration of Quantum deduplication technology. We believe that the unique benefits of this product will demonstrate Fujitsu’s continued leadership in meeting the needs of its customers.”
Nick Sundby, Business Value Practice Leader, IDC EMEA
"Deduplication brings proven benefits to data protection and disaster recovery infrastructure, such as more efficient replication and the ability to hold more backup data online for faster recovery. This announcement represents a significant development to a uniquely capable platform that allows the automation and consolidation of disparate backup silos in large organizations."
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large, medium-sized and small businesses. The company offers a full portfolio of IT products, business solutions and services, ranging from workplace systems to datacenter solutions, managed services, and cloud-based software and solutions. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs approximately 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.
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Dr. Laura Bonamici
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Date: 11 April, 2013