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Fujitsu Maximizes Storage Performance with Next-Generation ETERNUS All-Flash and Hybrid Storage Systems

Fujitsu America Inc.

News facts:
  • Designed for the digital age, new high-performance Fujitsu ETERNUS AF storage solutions support storage consolidation, fast data growth and performance critical applications
  • Hybrid ETERNUS DX family enhances capabilities to balance speed, capacity and cost
  • Maximum interoperability between ETERNUS AF and DX storage arrays allows businesses to reduce purchase and operational expenses
Sunnyvale, CA, January 24, 2018

Fujitsu America, Inc. today announces its next generation of ETERNUS® AF S2 all-flash storage arrays and ETERNUS DX S4 midrange hybrid systems. The new storage systems are designed to meet the high-performance requirements for digital business growth, continuity and efficiency, while providing a maximum of interoperability and an easy migration path between hybrid and all-flash storage.

ETERNUS AF S2 all-flash storage arrays
Equipped with larger caches, faster processors, 32 GB fiber channel technology and highly optimized algorithms for utilizing multicore, multithreaded processors, the ETERNUS AF250 S21 and AF650 S22 both maximize all-flash performance for applications that require the highest storage speeds. With 30 percent more performance headroom, they enable businesses to radically consolidate their storage systems, support fast data growth and deliver reliably short data response times for analytics and business-critical applications such as SAP HANA.

The mid-range ETERNUS AF650 S2 packs a raw data capacity of close to 3 PB per system into the space of only half a data center rack, providing class-leading IOPS performance and minimum latency, with a cost/performance ratio of $0.27/SPC-1 IOPS in the latest SPC™ benchmark results3, published on January 19, 2018. The ETERNUS AF250 S2 is a perfect all-flash solution for small and medium-sized businesses, thanks to its low cost/performance ratio of $0.10/SPC-1 IOPS. Both models support new types of solid state drives (SSD) to be released later in 2018, further boosting maximum storage capacity.

ETERNUS DX S4 midrange hybrid systems
Allowing businesses to consolidate as much structured and unstructured data as possible on one storage system that hosts both SSDs and hard disks, the ETERNUS DX500 S4 and DX600 S4 optimize hybrid storage capabilities for balancing speed, capacity and cost. Fujitsu has re-architected both new models for a 30 percent performance increase in their SSD tier, while the high-capacity hard disks allow organizations to store unstructured data at the lowest cost. Intelligent automation features remove the administrative burden of managing diverse storage tiers by assigning bandwidth and storage based on the required response time per data volume. On top of this, thanks to the strong performance of the SSD tier, the ETERNUS DX S4 family provides a safe path for businesses to gradually migrate from disk and flash to all-flash storage - all in one system.

Heather Engen, Head of Platform Products Group, Fujitsu America, Inc. says: “Enterprise storage requirements are more demanding today than ever before; data proliferation is persistent across all businesses, while more and more business processes are being run by always-on, mission-critical applications. We’ve designed the new all-flash and hybrid ETERNUS storage systems to address the realities of the digital age, where balancing capacity with budget considerations is increasingly difficult. The combination of maximum performance, capacity, flexibility and interoperability gives enterprises the tools they need to handle even the toughest demands while growing their business.”

All of the new Fujitsu ETERNUS DX and AF storage systems support the flexible use of deduplication and data compression, giving businesses even more options to meet their individual storage and budget requirements. All existing and new ETERNUS DX and AF systems can be controlled with one management software – Fujitsu’s storage management software ETERNUS SF. Almost all models can mirror and replicate data between each other or allow a transparent failover. This also works between older and newer system generations, delivering maximum investment protection. Organizations can use a hybrid system as a recovery system for all-flash arrays, reducing the costs of business continuity.

Notes to editors
  1. The Fujitsu ETERNUS AF250 S2 achieves an input/output performance of up to 360,000 IOPS and a response time of 0.673 milliseconds, supporting a raw all-flash capacity of more than 700 TB.
  2. The Fujitsu ETERNUS AF650 S2 delivers an input/output performance of up to 620,000 IOPS and a sustainable response time of just 3.72 milliseconds – enough to support up to 5000 virtual machines or a data flow of up to 2 PB per day without risking bottlenecks in data access.
  3. The SPC-1 benchmark is designed to be vendor/platform independent and is applicable across a broad range of storage configuration and topologies. SPC-1 consists of a single workload designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem while performing the typical functions of business critical applications. Those applications are characterized by predominately random I/O operations and require both queries as well as update operations. Link: http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1_active

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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. Approximately 155,000 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$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Americas

Fujitsu America, Inc. is the parent and/or management company of a group of Fujitsu-owned companies operating in North, Central and South America dedicated to delivering the full range of Fujitsu products, solutions and services in ICT to our customers in the Western Hemisphere. These companies are collectively referred to as Fujitsu Americas. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit:
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Date: January 24, 2018
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu America, Inc.