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Fujitsu Solves Cost-of-Growth Storage Challenge With New High-End System

(Storage Networking World, 2-3 November 2011)

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

November 02, 2011

Fujitsu today extends modular technology into the high-end disk storage segment by offering customers the choice to start small and let systems grow in line with business requirements.

The Fujitsu ETERNUS DX8700 S2 Enterprise Disk Storage System rewrites the rules by making the leap from monolithic to modular architecture, while also guaranteeing the mission-critical levels of reliability and performance demanded by enterprises.

Licences will be offered at a fixed price, based on the number of controllers used, instead of more usual variable data capacities. This transparent model will enable customers to accurately estimate and control costs as they grow, with no hidden extras. This will allow changes to be made over time without hitting price-increase thresholds that require the purchase of further unplanned licences, and for which often no budget remains.

‘The Flexible Data Safe’ concept means customers can minimise initial costs by starting with a system as small as two controller modules (CM) and four drive enclosures (DE) and then scale, as they require, up to eight CM and 3,072 disk drives. Each ETERNUS DX module has a new minimised, high density form factor that fits into a standard 19-inch data centre rack.

New features in the ETERNUS DX8700 S2 system include Fujitsu’s Flexible Data Management concept allowing a higher level of automation for storage tiering, including support for different disk types and capacities that ensure an optimum service level in dynamic and fast-changing environments. Data throughput speeds are now 300% faster and Fujitsu has certified more connectable host systems. Finally, data protection features are enhanced with the introduction of self-encrypting disk drives.

Craig Parker, head of product marketing, Fujitsu UK & Ireland, said: “Fujitsu has evolved the ETERNUS DX Family, building on our 40 years of experience in storage development and the skills of over 1,000 storage engineers to position Fujitsu as the challenger in the top-league of the global disk storage market. ‘The Flexible Data Safe’ concept enables the Fujitsu ETERNUS DX8700 S2 to deliver unmatched flexibility and cost efficiency for growth in the high-end data centre class of systems.”

Fujitsu ETERNUS DX8700 S2 will be generally available globally in February 2012. Pricing varies by configuration and country.

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$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see:

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 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:

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Date: 02 November, 2011


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