All new ETERNUS DX systems can be configured as unified storage systems with seamless integrated block and file, and SAN and NAS capabilities. In a major difference from simple gateway architectures, this unified functionality is seamlessly integrated within storage controllers, resulting in a consistent user experience, and providing the ability to share all high availability and failover functionalities for SAN and NAS operations across storage controllers.
Fujitsu is also publishing a roadmap confirming upgrades that will introduce further new functionality as well as boosting performance, efficiency, utilisation and business continuity capabilities. Enhancements include the transparent failover of ETERNUS DX systems across model classes, dramatically accelerated data rebuild for failed disks, better disk utilisation through data compression and deduplication and the introduction of InfiniBand connectivity.
All ETERNUS DX S3 systems are easier to manage and share the same flexible family architecture, providing investment protection and offering extensive scalability, thanks to the ability to seamlessly upgrade to bigger models within the range. In addition, the latest release of ETERNUS SF software introduces new system management functionality for customers with current Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S2 systems.
Rachel Dines and Stephanie Balaouras, Research Analysts at Forrester Research, in the Forrester report, Build The Always-On, Always-Available Extended Enterprise (8/12)
“In today's world of 24x7x365 global operations and competition, downtime results not only in immediate lost revenue and productivity, but also in lasting damage to corporate reputation that erodes customer confidence in your brand. Enterprises today must be always on and always available to an extended network of customers, employees, and partners.”
Hiroaki Kondo, Corporate Vice President and Head of Storage Systems Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited
“With the new ETERNUS family, Fujitsu demonstrates a customer-centric philosophy with new business-centric storage, with fresh thinking that not only delivers enormous improvements in system utilisation but also the industry’s most flexible systems that adapt to users’ business priorities.”
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com
Fujitsu UK & Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing over 10,100 people with an annual revenue of £1.6 billion. Additionally, Fujitsu’s other operations in the UK bring its total employee numbers to over 14,000 and its total revenues to £1.8 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: http://uk.fujitsu.com
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Date: 05 November, 2013
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