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Fujitsu Mainframe Innovation Strengthens Backbone of Digital World

Fujitsu EMEIA

News facts:
  • Fujitsu achieves industry first by supporting live migration on /390 enterprise servers
  • Fujitsu makes available new operating system software for Fujitsu BS2000 Infrastructures to focus on key functionalities required for digitalization, including interoperability with open environments
  • Fujitsu’s investment in mainframe innovation ensures long-term continuity of business-critical systems worldwide
Munich, August 23, 2017 - Fujitsu continues to invest in mission-critical mainframes with the introduction of its latest operating system, designed to underline the long-term relevance of mainframes as the backbone of the digital world with more advanced, high availability, interoperability, security and maintenance features.
Fujitsu Software BS2000 OSD/BC V11.0, the new edition of OS software for Fujitsu BS2000 SE Server series, represents a comprehensive upgrade of Fujitsu’s mainframe operating system. The latest edition places an emphasis on key features necessary for innovative and secure digital co-creation, such as operating system openness, enhanced performance and usability. The new operating system sets an industry milestone by delivering the prerequisits for the first-time support of live migration between /390 servers. This real-time capability provides powerful and flexible new options for planned downtime and maintenance.
The latest OS software also introduces extended storage integration for text-based files, allowing seamless data exchange with open systems such as LINUX via shared NAS storage. Additional new features include advanced security with encryption as standard, and extended diagnostic functions to help ensure the long-term availability and secure ongoing maintenance of future BS2000 mainframe systems.
Rupert Lehner, SVP Enterprise Platform Services in EMEIA and Managing Director Germany at Fujitsu, says: “Mainframes, while ubiquitous, are in fact a critical digitalization engine, since they are still trusted to power more than half of all enterprise applications, operate with approximately 80 percent of the world’s corporate data and interact with roughly 90 percent of mobile apps. Over many decades, mainframes have proven to be the most reliable, solid and efficient solution for processing huge amounts of data, at the highest possible speeds. The latest upgrade to our operating system makes sure the BS2000 SE Infrastructures are ready to take on the next era of computing challenges in the digital age. We continue to invest heavily in our future-oriented enterprise platform offerings, encompassing software, hardware, and comprehensive services, to ensure that we meet the current and future needs of our customers.”
Available immediately, BS2000 OSD/BC software ensures that Fujitsu BS2000 business servers continue to deliver outstanding efficiency and business continuity. These enterprise servers provide a hugely reliable and vastly scalable platform for high-performance, business-critical applications across all industries – from processing large volumes of mobile transaction data to running enterprise systems, to providing the failsafe backbone for cloud infrastructures.
The latest software release further extends the mainframe’s capabilities, paving the way for enterprises to undertake the infrastructure innovation required to meet all future requirements for digital transformation by pushing the manageability, performance and high availability of critical systems to new levels. Thanks to the open interfaces, the Fujitsu BS2000 SE Infrastructures with the latest BS2000 OSD/BC operating system offer future-proof integration into modern, dynamic application architectures, underlining the significance of mainframes as key components of the digital world.
Pricing and availability
Fujitsu Software BS2000 OSD/BC V11.0 is available directly from Fujitsu in EMEIA with immediate effect.

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Date: 23 August, 2017
City: Munich