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oktober 30, 2012 ****

Fujitsu Extends Flash Storage Portfolio and Strategy

News facts:

  • Fujitsu to better enable customers to balance their performance and capacity needs by reselling high-speed all-flash array Violin 6000 systems
  • This reselling partnership with Violin Memory is the third pillar of Fujitsu’s threefold performance strategy built on flash-storage technologies

Munich, October 30, 2012 – Fujitsu today announces a new flash-storage strategy and the extension of its portfolio to serve customers requiring the highest I/O performance. The company is entering into an agreement with Violin Memory to resell its high-speed all-flash-array Violin 6000 systems to customers requiring highest I/O performance and lowest latency. The new partnership extends Fujitsu’s offerings to deliver the right solution for dealing with applications where storage performance has a high impact on the overall response time.

As data creation and use continues to grow exponentially, extreme storage performance is needed to avoid system bottlenecks, and deliver huge amounts of storage data at high speed.

The announcement is part of Fujitsu’s threefold strategy to deliver flash storage technologies to significantly boost overall performance. Firstly, Fujitsu enabled the combination of highly-scalable capacity with high performance, introducing SSDs and large cache memory capacities of its industry-benchmark-leading ETERNUS DX disk-based storage systems. Further cache-size increases, and resulting performance premium, will be achieved in 2012.

The second step was the additional acceleration of performance for specific workloads, such as VMware and databases, through the integration of PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) flash-card technology from Fusion IO into Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers. By introducing ioTurbine and DirectCache, the Fusion IO card can be used as a cache for the ETERNUS DX RAID arrays.

This third extension means that customer scenarios requiring extreme read/write storage performance – including large databases, large server and desktop virtualization environments, demanding business analytics and big data – are now served with the addition to the Fujitsu portfolio of Violin 6000 systems. These scenarios require all-flash storage arrays specifically designed for performance by design.

Supporting quotes

Marcus Schneider, Head of Product Development Group for Storage, Fujitsu Technology Solutions
“By adding Violin 6000 systems to the portfolio, Fujitsu now offers the ideal storage mix to balance performance and capacity needs. Fujitsu ETERNUS DX offers high performance in the general purpose storage segment and can scale into the petabyte range of capacity, whereas Violin Memory all-flash arrays deliver peak performance for virtualization, database and business analytics. In Violin Memory we have found a partner that not only offers leading technology, but has already demonstrated excellent customer references.”
Don Basile, President and CEO, Violin Memory, Inc.
“We are pleased that Fujitsu has chosen Violin Flash Memory Arrays to be a foundational pillar in its flash storage strategy. In a world where increasing demands are being placed on applications to deliver real-time response and more applications are being virtualized, we believe the enterprise data center needs to accelerate the adoption of flash storage. With the addition of the Violin Memory flash arrays, Fujitsu is enhancing its storage portfolio with a solution that can economically address data center workloads at the appropriate service level."

Pricing and availability

Violin 6000 systems are available to order on the Fujitsu price list with immediate effect. Prices vary depending on configuration and capacity of the appliance and the region, beginning at Euro 175,000 for the smallest fully-configured systems.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

Om Fujitsu

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Line Meland

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Product Manager - Storage

Date: 30 oktober, 2012

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