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FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8900 S3

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The Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX8900 S3 systems are purpose-built for large enterprises and ideal for the data management of business-critical core applications and the consolidation of biggest data centers. The Quad Star Architecture with 2 to 24 controllers provides storage capacity with up to 4608 disk drives and performance of more than 4 million IOPS.
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Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Flexible scalability in capacity and performance

    • Future-oriented scale-out architecture and upgrade options meet today's and tomorrow's business requirements
    • Low cost of growth ensures investment protection
    • Superior system utilization
    • Large scale storage consolidation
    • Leading performance by design
    Automation to manage unpredictable data growth

      • Automatically aligned storage performance with business priorities
      • Minimized manual tuning efforts
      • Optimized service level fulfillment
      Zero downtime for business critical data

        • Predictable and reliable operation through end-to-end redundancy, comprehensive high-availability and disaster resilience functions
        • Multi-level disaster recovery with various snapshot concepts and remote replication between different models and generations
        • Highest business continuity by transparent failover and non-disruptive maintenance as well as upgrade capabilities

        Technical details

        TypeHigh-end disk storage system for large enterprises
        Random access performance4M IOPS
        Host InterfacesFibre Channel (16 Gbit/s)
        iSCSI (10 Gbit/s, 1 Gbit/s)
        FCoE (10 Gbit/s)
        Maximum Disk Drives4,608
        SSD, SAS and Nearline SAS in a mixed configuration (3.5" / 2.5")
        Maximum Storage Capacity70,779 TB
        No. of host interfaces384 (FC), 192 (iSCSI/FCoE)
        Max. no. of hosts8,192
        Supported RAID levels0, 1, 1+0, 5, 5+0, 6
        Drive interfaceSerial Attached SCSI (12 Gbit/s)
        Thin ProvisioningYes
        Automated Storage TieringYes
        Remote Copy functionalitySynchronous and asynchronous

        For further information, please see

        ETERNUS DX8900 S3 data sheet

        ETERNUS DX Comparison Chart

        Case Studies

        • Italy , Industry: Education
          German Historical Institute in Rome

          Founded in 1888, the German Historical Institute in Rome is one of Germany’s oldest foreign historical organisations. The institute’s activities revolve around historical research and it offers scholars a library collection that stretches from the late medieval period to the end of the Second World War, containing over 157,000 books and 645 present-day journals. Research is at the heart of the work at the German Historical Institute in Rome. Some years ago, work began on building multimedia databases to make the research accessible to the public. These developments forced the institute to think about how it could streamline operations to achieve necessary savings. anks to the support of Fujitsu and ‘Select Expert Partner’ Datamate, the institute embarked on a virtualisation process that allowed it to replace machines that had come to the end of their lifecycles, and lay the foundations for future growth, without having to worry about buying new, specially-made hardware. The project also resulted in better quality cooperation with external partners.Tags: IT infrastructure

        • United Kingdom , Industry: Education
          Integrated System PRIMEFLEX vShape enables the digital Innovation Hub at City College Coventry

          The college joined Fujitsu’s Education Ambassador programme and together they designed an Innovation Hub centred on a Fujitsu vShape platform, which provides server, storage and virtualisation in one single box.Tags:

        • United Kingdom , Industry: Education
          University Campus Suffolk

          UCS is a new kind of higher education institution that allows students to access the knowledge and resources of its two validating universities, the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex, as well as local colleges and the wider community.Tags: Storage Solutions

        • Austria , Industry: others
          AVITA Resort gains from the availability around the clock ensured by the ETERNUS DX200 storage cluster

          The AVITA Resort Bad Tatzmannsdorf has been crowned Austria’s ‘Wellness Spa of the Year’ three times in a row. The company sees the award as a reflection of its dedication to its customers, who rely on being able to get in and out of the complex quickly and pay efficiently at the tills, and expect the hotel and spa’s building technologies to work flawlessly.Tags: Storage Solutions

        • Netherlands , Industry: Terveydenhuolto
          Gelderse Vallei Hospital replace an aging storage platform with FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS

          After inviting five resellers with their respective vendors to propose a solution, it selected SJ-Solutions, a Fujitsu Select Circle Partner and FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX200 S3 systems, based on the outstanding performance it offered on high-quality, cost-effective hardware.Tags: Storage Solutions

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