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Fujitsu launches PRIMERGY RX500 S7

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, July 25, 2012

Fujitsu today launches the new PRIMERGY RX500 S7 four-socket server, optimised for large consolidation and virtualisation projects. The PRIMERGY RX500 S7 combines the scalability and performance of a four-socket server with the price and efficiency of a dual-socket server.

The PRIMERGY RX500 S7 is highly energy-efficient and cost-effective, sharing common components with the PRIMERGY dual-socket S7 generation (including the world’s most energy efficient single node server), simplified power management, and 94% efficient power-supply units.

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. The PRIMERGY RX500 S7 can easily and economically scale up to four processors whenever necessary and expand its memory up to 1536 GB and the available PCIe Gen3 slots to 11 inside the same chassis - without changing the server or 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-socket server provides four Intel® Xeon® processors, 48 DIMMs and 1536 GB memory. This enables customers to run more and larger virtualisation 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 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 licences simply by consolidating the number of hosts. The PRIMERGY RX500 S7 features the same power management tools and energy efficient components of the record-breaking PRIMERGY dual-socket S7 generation which set new standards in low power consumption. It achieves this by utilising low-voltage memory as well as intelligent power management tools with predefined profiles that keep power consumption down when performance requirements are low.

Craig Parker, head of product marketing at Fujitsu’s Technology Product Group, said: “Nowadays, customers need top price/performance and flexibility in their IT infrastructure to meet impending future solution demand and to grow successfully. With the PRIMERGY RX500 S7, we are delivering a highly energy-efficient and scalable four-socket server with new cost effectiveness. We are providing our customers with an excellent, economical solution that can be expanded to meet tomorrow’s requirements.”

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: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com

Graham Goulden

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Company:Fujitsu Services

Katie de Cozar Rushforth

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Company:Harvard PR

Date: 25 July, 2012
City: London