Fujitsu today announces the launch of vShape entry-level virtualization solutions in CEMEA&I. The flexible and scalable vShape solution combines all aspects of a virtual environment, based on robust technologies and best-practice solutions. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) benefit from the peace of mind that their validated architectures are simpler to implement and use for a more streamlined experience, all from a single provider. With vShape, Fujitsu provides compelling solutions that help SMBs to meet complex virtualization challenges such as performance, availability, security, flexibility and efficiency.
With server and desktop virtualization becoming increasingly commonplace, businesses need efficient ways to implement and support it. By providing the complete virtualization infrastructure, Fujitsu removes the headache of self-configuration and guarantees a tested and ideally synchronized combination of reliable components. Customers can trust the simple and fast processes combined with easy, risk-free handling – so they can spend less time on IT and more time focusing on their core business. With the solution tailored to application requirements, the purchase cost, deployment time and provisioning time are all lowered.
Customers can also choose which infrastructure package suits them best. Fujitsu vShape accommodates a variety of validated designs that can be customized to specific environments and can easily be scaled as needs and demand change. vShape comes in two different solution stacks: the ETERNUS DX SAN storage version with Brocade Fibre Channel switches, or the NetApp FAS NAS storage version with Brocade IP switches. Both offer a highly-reliable solution based on industry standards and best-in-class technology partnerships. By combining these components with the leading VMware virtualization technology, running on Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers with excellent price/performance ratios, customers need less hardware and can use what they have more efficiently.
Marcus Schneider, Head of Product Development Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions
“Fujitsu vShape is unique in bringing complete and validated virtualization infrastructures to SMEs. The solutions are based on industry best-practice and high-quality products – all from one trusted provider.”
Barbara Spicek, Senior Director – EMEA Partner Sales at Brocade
“As SMEs look to make the transition to virtualization and cloud within their IT environments, they are searching for solutions that are easy to deploy, simple to configure and can scale with their needs over time. Leveraging Brocade’s heritage in the data center, Fujitsu is meeting this demand by offering a modular, pre-validated virtualization solution which fully aligns with our partner-centric, open, multi-vendor solutions strategy. With vShape, Fujitsu and Brocade are helping customers build blueprints for the future."
Hendrik Leitner, Director Fujitsu Global Alliance, NetApp
“I am pleased that the new Fujitsu vShape architecture will benefit customers by taking advantage of NetApp's core technologies. This further demonstrates the continued success of our long term partnership.”
Pricing and availability
Fujitsu vShape infrastructures are available now. They are sold via direct sales or channel partners; pricing and specifications vary according to country.
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Date: 25 June, 2012