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

November 6th, 2017

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

Tokyo, November 6, 2017 – Fujitsu 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 four times larger caches, faster processors, 2 times higher bandwidth, 32 Gb/s fiber channel technology and highly optimized algorithms for utilizing multicore, multithreaded processors, the ETERNUS AF250 S2 (*Note 1)/ AF650 S2 (*Note 2) 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, while 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™(*Note 3). Both models will support new types of solid state drives (SSD) to be released 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 / DX600 S4 optimize hybrid storage capabilities for balancing speed, capacity and cost in one system. Fujitsu has re-architected both new models for a 30 percent performance increase in their SSD tier, reaching a remarkable 658,000 IOPS, 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 tiers 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.

Makoto Fukuda, Head of Enterprise System Business Unit, says: “Today’s businesses need to be able to support incredibly fast data growth and need-for-speed, always-on applications, and at the same time balance capacity and budget considerations. Our entire storage portfolio is designed for maximum performance, capacity, flexibility and interoperability. This allows organizations of all sizes to choose a combination of all-flash and hybrid storage options that suits their exact needs and to manage them seamlessly, while keeping costs in line with their business priorities. With the new ETERNUS storage systems, we are making storage fit for the digital age.”

All of Fujitsu’s new ETERNUS DX and ETENRUS 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 four models 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 disaster recovery system for all-flash arrays, reducing the costs of business continuity.


The new ETERNUS AF S2 all-flash and ETERNUS DX S4 midrange hybrid storage systems will be available from Japan and APAC on Mid December 2017 and will be extended globally through direct and indirect channels.

Notes to editors
*Note 1: The Fujitsu ETERNUS AF250 S2 achieves an input/output performance of up to 430,000 IOPS (Internal test result, Read 100% random access), a bandwidth of 12 GB/s and a response time of less than 0.5 milliseconds, supporting a raw all-flash capacity of more than 700 TB.
*Note 2: The Fujitsu ETERNUS AF650 S2 delivers an input/output performance of up to 810,000 IOPS (Internal test result, Read 100% random access), a bandwidth of 23 GB/s and a sustainable response time of under 0.5 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.
*Note 3: The Storage Performance Council (SPC) is a nonprofit institute for the evaluation of storage system performance, in which major storage vendors participate. Details for the SPC-1 Result can be found in the reference documents online. a new window

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