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Fujitsu Asia Announces Threefold Boost to ETERNUS Storage Systems

Extends capacity, increases flexibility and strengthens business critical focus

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.

Singapore, November 14, 2002

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd announced today, that in line with its mission critical computing focus, it has extended the Fujitsu ETERNUS open system storage product line with new state-of-the-art cost/performance benefits. The new ETERNUS3000 models 200 and 400 offer five configuration choices with only one model break for systems scaling from 146GB all the way up to 35TB. These highly reliable disk array systems also support richer non-stop backup, expansion and reconfiguration functions for mission critical operation in non-stop environments.

ETERNUS™ is a global storage brand that incorporates the best of industry-leading enterprise storage systems, software and services from Fujitsu, complemented by offerings from strategic partners. The result is complete solutions built on industry-leading products. Customers benefit enormously from this unique multi-vendor, multi-platform, integrated approach.

Everything about ETERNUS3000 shows significant improvement. The host interface is now 2Gbps as standard, there are more drive ports, and with up to 4GB of cache per controller and the latest high-speed disk drives, actual performance is 3 times greater than previous models. Ensuring the highest levels of reliability all components are multiplexed, including the batteries that maintain cache coherency in the duplex cache during any unexpected power outages.

The new storage systems are designed for the most demanding data processing situations. With broadband traffic growing at unprecedented rates and 24 x 7 operation becoming the standard, Fujitsu has produced storage systems that can be expanded, reconfigured, maintained and secured without ever stopping their operation.

New features make it easy to add capacity, change the structure of RAID storage and maintain in-line duplex copies of data without business process interruption. Furthermore the latest self-diagnosis and autonomous features built into ETERNUS3000 automatically check the performance of all-important components. For example if a disk drive's performance falls below an acceptable threshold, its data is automatically copied to a hot spare disk and the administrator notified to hot swap the drive prior to any failure.

One reason for SAN storage was the Return on Investment (ROI) benefits made by being able to consolidate disk storage previously associated with separate server systems. Spare capacity could then be shared by a number of systems. In keeping with their improved cost/performance, ETERNUS3000 takes this concept to the Logical Unit Number (LUN) level. Now LUN can be concatenated and their capacity treated as a contiguous unit making it possible to share spare capacity across LUN.

ETERNUS3000 come in a number of form factors, for flexible deployment. Pedestal, pre-configured floor-standing models and rackable components are all available. They are equally at home in UNIX® and Intel® environments and make the perfect companion for Fujitsu's other global mission critical product lines including PRIMEPOWER and PRIMERGY servers and SOFTEK storage software.

Further information about ETERNUS3000 and other ETERNUS products can be found at the Fujitsu storage web site at: http://www.fujitsu.com/services/computing/storage/system/

About Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd

Fujitsu Asia Pte. Ltd. was established in Singapore in 1997 to provide leadership in business development, technology innovation and customer support as regional headquarters for the Fujitsu group of companies in Asia outside of Japan. Building on Fujitsu's three decades of experience in Singapore and the broader Asian region and with a pool of highly skilled engineering talent, Fujitsu Asia is dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated IT, telecommunications and networking solutions that deliver tangible business value and enable customers to meet the challenges of the new global economy. Fujitsu Asia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/sg/

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high-reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002.
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Press Contact:

Rachael Low

Phone: Phone: +(65) 6512 7184
E-mail: E-mail: rachael.low@sg.fujitsu.com
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd
Head of Marketing


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Date: 14 November, 2002
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd