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Fujitsu and NetApp Launch Converged Infrastructure Solution NFLEX for Strategic IT Delivery

Fujitsu EMEIA

Munich, November 03, 2017 -Fujitsu and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today unveiled NFLEX Converged Infrastructure, a new joint solution that is designed to greatly simplify the implementation and operation of virtual environments. Delivered ready to run, NFLEX builds on 20 years of combined expertise to offer a simple converged infrastructure solution that includes modular sizing, preconfigured expansion packs, single-call support, and integrated management. These features help reduce operational expenses and accelerate positive business outcomes. NFLEX will be available starting in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in early 2018.
As business requirements continue to evolve, Fujitsu and NetApp remain focused on providing a competitive advantage through speed of responsiveness and the flexibility to cope with unpredictable changes in demand. NFLEX makes it easy for organizations to add compute or storage capacity and to scale with precision, helping them match application requirements to business needs. From purchase through the stages of deployment and operation, NFLEX is designed to simplify the end-to-end experience for customers, which even extends to system support. NFLEX provides exceptional capabilities in terms of energy efficiency, helping reduce operational costs. Because it also minimizes risk by using tried-and-tested Fujitsu and NetApp® compute and storage technologies, combined into a single rack cabinet for the data center, customers can have complete confidence in their IT infrastructure.
NFLEX is aimed at midsize businesses and at large enterprises across all industry sectors, providing enhanced service delivery and innovative services, as well as supporting cloud workloads. NFLEX is ready for cloud and hybrid IT environments through the combination of Fujitsu Enterprise Service Catalog Manager¹ and the NetApp Data Fabric².
Michael Keegan, SVP and Head of EMEIA Product Business at Fujitsu, says: “One of the factors that makes NFLEX a compelling choice for enterprises is that it delivers new levels of performance for fully-virtualized environments without adding another layer of complexity. In fact, NFLEX helps simplify data center infrastructures, making them easier to manage, and as a consequence, more responsive and cost-efficient than before. The new solution is designed for CIOs trying to balance costs and compute resources, providing the dependability and performance to keep virtualized networks running at optimal speeds.”
“Digital transformation is top of mind for virtually all our customers and partners. There clearly is an opportunity to leverage the wealth of data they own and take the business further. But resources, skills and budgets in the IT departments can be a challenge,” said Alexander Wallner, Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA, NetApp.“Converged solutions like NFLEX can help alleviate these challenges, because they are easy to purchase, deploy, operate, and support. Of course, NFLEX also features a strong data management component which enables enterprises to drive innovation by easily tapping into cloud-borne services.”
The new converged infrastructure solution is factory integrated, preinstalled, and pretested. It features best-in-class NetApp and Fujitsu components, including the latest high-density Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX400 M4 x86 servers and Fujitsu Software ServerView Infrastructure Manager (ISM). It also includes the option of NetApp All Flash FAS A-Series or hybrid flash FAS systems with NetApp ONTAP® data management software. NFLEX is designed for optimal high availability so that organizations can offer and comply with strict SLAs. Companies can choose the configuration that best meets their needs, adjusting the number of server nodes; memory and storage capacity; and type of storage, hybrid or all-flash. NFLEX also interoperates with existing environments.

Notes to editors

¹ The Fujitsu Software Enterprise Service Catalog Manager bridges the gap between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud by enabling branded, multitenant, self-service portals for hybrid cloud services, with automated provisioning.

² The NetApp Data Fabric empowers customers to unleash the power of data to achieve a new competitive advantage. It simplifies and integrates data management across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation.

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About Fujitsu South Africa

The evolving nature of every business means changes, enhancements and upgrades to its data center infrastructure. Businesses are finding data center upgrades to be not only disruptive but also costly. There is a constant need to re-train and re-skill data center staff in order to effectively manage applications whilst ensuring data availability, security and energy consumption optimization. Not to mention maintaining compliance and service level agreements.

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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 EMEIA

Fujitsu promotes a Human Centric Intelligent Society, in which innovation is driven by the integration of people, information and infrastructure. In the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India region (EMEIA), our 28,000-strong workforce is committed to Digital Co-creation, blending business expertise with digital technology and creating new value with ecosystem partners and customers. We enable our customers to digitally transform with connected technology services, focused on Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Cloud - all underpinned by Cyber Security. For more information, please visit http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/about/

About NetApp

NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations. For more information, visit www.netapp.com. #DataDriven

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Date: 03 November, 2017
City: Munich