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Fujitsu Creates Flexible Datacenter Building Blocks for the Private Cloud

DI Blocks introduce modular approach for changing business dynamics

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, November 09, 2011

Fujitsu today globally introduces Dynamic Infrastructure Blocks (DI Blocks), which enable enterprises to take a modular, step-by-step approach towards consolidating and reshaping their datacenters. Enterprises gain a competitive edge from DI Blocks by ensuring that their IT operations are always available to meet changing business needs, and ready for on-premise private cloud infrastructures.

A powerful but simple interface to fully-automated datacenter resources, DI Blocks are comprised of orchestrated server, storage, network, and virtualization technology, wrapped with integrated dynamic resource management software. Pools of infrastructure resources in datacenters enable enterprises to quickly and easily provision IT services.

As the needs of enterprise business change, DI Blocks provide an escape from the complexity and rigidity of last-generation silo technology. Datacenters are transformed into highly-flexible and powerful automated pools of computing resources. Furthermore, integration and lifetime services including hardware and operating system maintenance can be provided by Fujitsu's consulting and operations support services.

Pre-integrated and factory-configured, customized DI Blocks enable enterprises to move towards scaled-out private cloud-based computing environments. Total cost of ownership is reduced by improving the overall use of server, storage, software, and networking components. IT resources are allocated on-demand, delivering improved productivity by provisioning logical infrastructure environments within minutes.

Simple management by orchestration software

Enterprises can dynamically assign computing components as and when needed with management software such as Fujitsu's ServerView Resource Orchestrator which manages all physical and virtual elements, including leading virtualization technology from Fujitsu partners, VMware and Microsoft. ServerView Resource Orchestrator supports the flexible and rapid utilization of IT resources in private clouds through dynamic resource management for physical and virtual computing resources and levers Fujitsu's public cloud expertise.

Yoichi Hori, President of Platform Software Unit at Fujitsu Limited says: "For enterprises, it is impossible to predict future resource requirements from IT systems, but with DI Blocks it is possible to create flexible, future-proof systems that are agile enough to meet ever-changing needs. This represents a major shift in how forward-looking companies are making the move to IT that supports their needs, rather than being restricted by rigid, outdated systems."

DI Blocks are dedicated appliances for enterprise virtualization and private cloud infrastructures. The first set of DI Blocks will be commercially available in January 2012. Availability may vary by region. Pricing varies according to configuration.

Starting at 48 cores, DI Blocks system configurations scale to more than 1700 Intel Xeon 5600 series cores, with memory of up to almost 21,000GB and disk storage capacities of more than 900TB, requiring 10GB Ethernet or 8GB Fibre Channel networks.

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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. 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$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure as a Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see:

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This press release has been revised as of December 17, 2018.

Date: 09 November, 2011
City: Tokyo
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