At Fujitsu Forum 2012, Europe’s biggest single-vendor customer event, Fujitsu today announces FlexFrame Orchestrator, a new datacentre management platform to manage unified environments running SAP® solutions. FlexFrame Orchestrator adds support for installations of the SAP HANA® platform to its comprehensive datacentre operations, including resources and services management, high availability and disaster recovery capabilities, across entire landscapes running SAP applications.
Already proven in the field to deliver cost savings of more than 50% in managing environments running SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications, FlexFrame Orchestrator customers can expect to reduce cost and complexity for installations of SAP HANA. This can be accomplished through integration with FlexFrame Orchestrator-managed adaptive IT infrastructures, increasing system flexibility and speed, and providing greater system resilience.
Fujitsu FlexFrame Orchestrator enables service providers to build and operate real-time datacentres. It is currently the only adaptive datacentre infrastructure management platform to support all four delivery models – whether customers require a traditional, self-managed, on-premise system; a managed service; an off-premise hosted system; or even a cloud service.
For the first time, Fujitsu is also lifting the restrictions on FlexFrame hardware and software requirements, introducing the availability of FlexFrame as a software appliance. This extends the availability of FlexFrame technology via a certification program, which will enable the FlexFrame appliance to run with certified third-party datacentre technology. Confirmed configurations meeting the required levels of server, storage and network capability will be able to benefit from advantages of the FlexFrame technology.
Since its introduction in mid-2011, SAP HANA has enabled enterprises to rapidly speed decision-making based on better business analytics. Implementing Fujitsu FlexFrame Orchestrator can be achieved without disruption in heterogeneous datacentre environments, and delivers enterprise-class features that enable systems to deliver optimum levels of performance, creating a fully optimised infrastructure designed to flexibly allocate system resources. System commissioning and maintenance is also faster and easier due to FlexFrame’s built-in automated administration.
Creating high availability for all nodes and improving management for entire installations of SAP HANA, Fujitsu FlexFrame also removes complexity, since it is no longer necessary to directly manage complex clusters. Thanks to dynamic system provisioning, FlexFrame also delivers cost efficiencies. FlexFrame is able to dynamically move SAP HANA-based workloads between servers, allowing seamless operational transfer and continuous system uptime in case of required hardware maintenance, while fewer spare nodes are required for failover.
Craig Parker, head of product marketing at Fujitsu UK & Ireland’s Technology Product Group, says: “Thanks to its capabilities of enhancing IT environments while also reducing costs by more than 50% in many cases, Fujitsu FlexFrame is already widely recognised as the leading technology for adaptive SAP solution-based infrastructures. Today’s announcement signals a new era for FlexFrame, both in managing whole SAP solution-based environments including those running SAP HANA, and also in opening up the availability of FlexFrame technology to run on any hardware in any datacentre, provided that minimum requirements are met.”
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: www.fujitsu.com
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: uk.fujitsu.com
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Date: 07 November, 2012
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