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Fujitsu Extends Cloud Portfolio With PRIMERGY CX400 Multi-Node Server

Fujitsu Extends Cloud Portfolio with PRIMERGY CX400 Multi-Node Server

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Munich, March 09, 2012

Innovative compact design provides “4in2U” granularity, higher rack density and superior energy efficiency

Munich, 9th March 2012 — Fujitsu today launches the new PRIMERGY CX400 S1 multi-node Cloud eXtension server. This innovative technology requires only half the space of a standard rack server to provide enterprises with cost-effective, energy-efficient access to smart scale-out capabilities for deployments such as private cloud, high-performance computing (HPC) and large-scale virtualisation.

Business benefits

Enterprise customers of all sizes are increasingly looking for improved energy efficiency, higher platform density and better management effectiveness when realising their cloud computing, high performance computing, virtualisation, hosting, or virtual-client computing strategies.

As data centres evolve, IT architects are placing greater emphasis on scale-out flexibility, as well as improved energy efficiency, higher platform density and more effective management. To meet these needs, Fujitsu introduces a new, compact version of its state-of-the-art Cloud eXtension architecture.

By halving the size of a standard server node, the innovative PRIMERGY CX400 S1 packs four independent physical servers and up to 24 storage drives into a standard 2U height compact cabinet.

The new compact PRIMERGY CX400 joins the Fujitsu Cloud eXtension family alongside the full-size, 38-node PRIMERGY CX1000 cloud server platform. In broadening the range, Fujitsu underlines its commitment to offering a comprehensive set of cloud computing solutions for enterprises of all sizes.

Interchangeable, interoperable infrastructure

The PRIMERGY family consists of three interchangeable low-, medium- and high-end server nodes - the PRIMERGY CX210 S1, CX250 S1, and CX270 S1 models - into its new half-width tray design. To ensure interoperability, these remain fully compatible with industry standard rack infrastructure and applications.

As a result, the PRIMERGY CX400 provides smart scale-out capabilities and combines established front-to-back cooling and rear-side external connectivity to slot easily into existing racks. Its ‘4in2U’ design requires 50 percent less space, cuts hardware investment and improves management efficiency and system granularity while still matching the performance of standard rack-based servers. Reliability and uptime are guaranteed thanks to extensive hot-plug features, which keep the system up and running even during maintenance.

The PRIMERGY CX dual-socket server nodes feature processors from the latest high-performance Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 family, ensuring the delivery of high-memory bandwidth and IO-speed.

Prices and availability

Both the Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX400 S1 enclosure and CX250 S1 standard 1U server node will be available globally from the end of March 2012. The PRIMERGY CX270 S1, the server node for enhanced HPC and application environments requiring coprocessor acceleration, will be available by May 2012. The PRIMERGY CX210 S1, the entry-level server node, will be available from August 2012. Prices and availability vary by configuration and region.

Supporting quote

Craig Parker, head of product marketing, Fujitsu UK & Ireland said, “the PRIMERGY CX400 clearly demonstrates Fujitsu’s philosophy of field innovation and a constant drive to increase the power and flexibility of our cloud computing systems. The multi-node Cloud eXtension system enables smart scale-out, and lowers costs while also increasing the performance, productivity and flexibility of both Cloud and High Performance Computing solutions.”

Product Images

Images of the PRIMERGY CX400, CX 250 and CX270 are now available on the Fujitsu Mediaserver and accessible for download:

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: 09 March, 2012
City: Munich


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