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Fujitsu Delivers Complete Infrastructure Consolidation for Backup and Archiving with New Generation ETERNUS CS8000

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, November 05, 2013
  • New generation ETERNUS CS8000 tackles immense data growth rates
  • Bigger and faster than ever: 300% capacity increase and 50% throughput increase
  • Parallelised deduplication enables management of large data volumes without speed penalties
  • More flexible use of cloud and remote locations for disaster recovery by extending backup capabilities

Fujitsu today at Fujitsu Forum 2013 introduces a major step forwards for businesses trying to tackle ever-increasing data volumes. The new generation of Fujitsu’s hugely-successful ETERNUS CS8000 provides complete consolidation for all unified data backup and archiving needs. Online (disk-based) backup capacities is extended to 15 Petabytes, coupled with almost limitless near-line (tape-based) capacity.

Available to order from December 2013, enhancements to the new generation underline the Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000’s position as the most versatile backup and archiving solution on the market: a failsafe solution that delivers more business-centric storage than ever before.

Due to full virtualisation of all disk and tape systems, both for mainframes and open systems, ETERNUS CS8000 offers unmatched flexibility in balancing the four fundamental pillars of data protection: speed, capacity, availability levels and cost. With ETERNUS CS8000, IT managers can ensure they are always able to provide end-users with the right service levels for data backup and archiving, and optimise costs.

Live data from production servers and mainframes is held on a highly scalable disk cache within the ETERNUS CS8000, and data can remain in the disk cache to provide near-instant data recovery. Alternatively, data can be moved to tape, or for additional flexibility, and can be held both on disk and tape.

Powerful deduplication technology is now integrated into the ETERNUS CS8000 internal disk cache, making it suitable as a highly-efficient final backup target. New deduplication capabilities reduce disk space requirements by a factor of between 10 and 50 times. Fujitsu is also offering deduplication as a upgrade to customers of the previous-generation system, known as the ETERNUS CS High End.

Unique to the market, the ETERNUS CS8000 is capable of executing the compute-intensive deduplication process in parallel on several server nodes of its internal modular grid architecture, ensuring that even data sets running into double-digit petabytes do not create performance problems on backup and restore operations. In directly addressing the multi-tenancy needs of service providers, ETERNUS CS8000 can independently operate up to 10 entirely separate deduplication storage pools.

Underlining its abilities in consolidating backup and archiving infrastructures even in very large datacenters, the ETERNUS CS8000 scales to industry-leading capacities: more than 15PB of data before compression or duplication, which is also a 300 percent improvement on the previous model. Maximum data throughput now reaches 150TB/hour, a 50 percent increase, meaning greater protection for environments with extreme data growth without performance restraints.

Large scale file store with disaster resiliency

The Network Attached Storage (NAS) functionality of ETERNUS CS8000, supporting up to 2,000,000,000 files, provides a huge consolidation platform for archiving data and as second-tier NAS storage for inactive file data. Integrated synchronous data mirroring enables businesses to run such a large-scale consolidation platform without risk. Newly-enhanced asynchronous replication functionality provides disaster resiliency, even over extreme long distance, such as between Europe and South America.

Enhanced internal data caching and comprehensive data copy functions also make ETERNUS CS8000 the ideal gateway for copying data in the cloud. The system not only consolidates and manages all backup and archiving targets on-site and integrates local and remote tape libraries, but also now provides more flexible use of lower-cost IT services consumed on-demand for disaster recovery by adding support for cloud storage.

Hans-Dieter Wysuwa, Executive Vice-President of Product, Systems, Technology and Channel, International Business, Fujitsu
“Managing all backup and archiving data on one unified target ETERNUS CS8000 appliance can provide businesses with a failsafe, but still flexible and cost-effective, service levels for a wide variety of demands, as well as guaranteeing future-proof scalability. With this new-generation of ETERNUS CS8000 architecture, Fujitsu is helping customers to secure their business continuity while also reducing operational complexity and cost.”

Pricing and Availability

ETERNUS CS8000 systems are available from December 2013 on a global basis. Pricing is according to region and specification.

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About Fujitsu

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:

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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:

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Date: 05 November, 2013
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