Fujitsu today adds full support for the VMware vSphere® 5 cloud infrastructure platform via a major upgrade of its PRIMERGY ServerView Suite. Underlining the company’s commitment to enabling the total virtualisation of datacentre assets, PRIMERGY ServerView introduces extended support for the emerging Common Information Model (CIM) standard.
Ensuring that IT systems are on hand to support business operations, enhance productivity and reduce downtime, the newest release of Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY ServerView suite delivers simple, fast and cost-effective centralised management of both physical and virtual IT infrastructures.
Devised by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), CIM is an open standard that allows consistent, effective management of all elements within IT architectures, working across all manufacturers and providers. Fujitsu is a member of the DMTF and first introduced ServerView support for CIM in November 2010.
Thanks to extended CIM support, PRIMERGY ServerView customers can now control certain tasks of virtualised servers operating in a CIM-based environment, such as VMware vSphere 5. Extended system monitoring, event and alarm management, power management and RAID management are among additional functionality in Fujitsu ServerView Operations Manager 5.30.
Fujitsu and VMware have a strategic and long-standing partnership, based on Fujitsu’s commitment to total virtualisation - from servers to storage to networks - and to virtualisation software and operation management tools. The partnership between VMware and Fujitsu delivers continuity of technology assets, more efficient resource use, and reduction in IT complexity.
Craig Parker, head of product marketing, Fujitsu UK & Ireland, said: “The power of virtualisation is ensuring that businesses gain the benefits of scalable, reliable and flexible IT to support their operations. A series of major enhancements to our proven PRIMERGY ServerView suite enables the integration of virtualised solutions based on emerging CIM standards – and extends the deep Fujitsu-VMware partnership by adding support for VMWare vSphere 5.
Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware said: “VMware’s portfolio of cloud infrastructure and management solutions are purpose-built for virtualisation and the cloud. Together with the Fujitsu PRIMERGY ServerView Suite these solutions promise to simplify the management of virtual and hybrid cloud environments, improve IT effectiveness and efficiency, and provide the visibility and control necessary to run IT like a business.”
The PRIMERGY ServerView Suite ships globally with every new PRIMERGY server. Version 5.30 of ServerView Operations Manager can also be downloaded free of charge – with installation taking less than 30 minutes. Customers can also download free evaluation copies of VMware software.
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: www.fujitsu.com
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Date: 01 November, 2011
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