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Fujitsu Maximizes Flexibility of Storage Architectures with DataCore Storage Virtualization

Qualified Integration of ETERNUS and PRIMERGY with DataCore SANsymphony™ to provide customers with more interoperable and flexible options for customized storage infrastructures

Munich, September 08, 2010

Fujitsu today announces the validated integration of its data center storage and server systems with DataCore storage virtualization software, helping to minimize the risks for enterprises switching to virtualized storage pool architectures. The pre-tested and qualified solution with Fujitsu ETERNUS and PRIMERGY with DataCore SANsymphony is available immediately via local distributors across Central Europe.1


The tighter integration of Fujitsu ETERNUS DX disk storage systems and PRIMERGY X86 tower, blade and rack servers with DataCore’s storage virtualization software offers enterprises a powerful storage solution that is flexible, and easy-to-manage. The reliable and secure disk storage systems integrate well with host operating systems, multi-vendor servers, network infrastructures and backup solutions.


To minimize the potential risks of permanent data loss, Fujitsu’s ETERNUS DX disk storage systems already provide many redundant components. DataCore adds an independent storage virtualization layer to further optimize the availability of storage. It ensures an uninterruptible operation of storage systems in case a failover is necessary. DataCore SANsymphonyprovides the ability to mirror data over distances between storage systems with active/active access.


Adding the DataCore virtualization layer gives customers the ability to scale multiple independent ETERNUS DX systems. The advantage is that the ETERNUS DX can act as one global storage pool that can be expanded virtually to any size far beyond the capacity of each single storage unit. Thanks to Fujitsu and DataCore, customers now can distribute data in their storage infrastructure in real-time, therefore removing any Single Point of Failure, and making it possible to move the data to every storage device in flexible storage pool architecture in real-time for highest availability.


Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President Datacenter Systems Product Division at Fujitsu Technology Solutions says: “By combining our server and storage solutions with DataCore software, customers benefit from storage consolidation in various usage scenarios. We deliver complete storage pool architectures customized to our customers’ ever-changing needs - via a single source.”


Christian Hagen, Vice President EMEA & Americas at DataCore Software: “Combined Fujitsu and DataCore solutions enable joint customers to easily build powerful, extremely fast and reliable virtual storage infrastructures. By qualifying SANsymphony for Fujitsu ETERNUS and PRIMERGY systems, DataCore and Fujitsu assure a pre-tested environment for dynamic storage on demand concepts optimized for storage pool architectures. This solution is built on our long term success with Fujitsu based installations in the field. It now opens up the channel of Fujitsu resellers and customers to benefit from this combined qualified infrastructure working perfectly together.”


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1 Initially available in Austria, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


Notes to Editors

SANsymphony documents are available at:

Technical details available at:


About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. 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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Date: 08 September, 2010
City: Munich