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Fujitsu Delivers Next-Generation Storage Performance for the Digital World

Fujitsu America Inc.

News Facts:
  • Fujitsu innovates and expands its extensive ETERNUS® storage portfolio to suit fast changing data and business requirements
  • New Fujitsu ETERNUS AF150 S3 delivers affordable all-flash storage with no compromises for small and medium-sized businesses
  • Fujitsu ETERNUS DX900 S5 enterprise-grade midrange hybrid storage achieves maximum throughput and scalability in the data center with minimal latencies
Sunnyvale, CA, February 12, 2020

Fujitsu today announces its newly-innovated, extended lineup of ETERNUS AF S3 all-flash storage arrays and ETERNUS DX S5 hybrid storage systems. Designed to support the new paradigms of digitalization, this new generation of storage systems is performance-optimized to easily manage the immense data growth, always-on applications and complex workloads of the digital age, while offering the greatest storage efficiency to keep costs at a minimum.

With the introduction of two all-new storage solutions – the entry-level all-flash ETERNUS AF150 S3 and the enterprise-grade, midrange hybrid storage system ETERNUS DX900 S5 – Fujitsu further expands its extensive storage portfolio to meet the needs of any data center or on-premises environment, delivering the right architecture for all data requirements and business demands.

An ideal solution for smaller businesses and branch offices, ETERNUS AF150 S3 entry level all-flash storage combines cutting-edge storage features and performance at an affordable price. Optimized for fast response times and all-flash price/performance, this storage system can work with data volumes of up to 92 TB and deliver exceptional value of $89.40/SPC-1 IOPS1. The ETERNUS AF150 S3 is easy to deploy and manage and is fully compatible with all other storage systems of the ETERNUS family. This allows customers to seamlessly grow their storage infrastructures and operate several storage solutions across their network through one unified management interface.

The second newcomer, ETERNUS DX900 S5, fills a gap at the top end of the market as an enterprise-grade, midrange hybrid storage system that delivers high performance at a lower price. Scalable up to four controllers, it provides enough scalability for most use cases, storing up to 70 Petabytes with more than 1,601,165 IOPS as confirmed in the latest results published by the Storage Performance Council (SPC). Hardware-accelerated compression with fully automated service-level management means it delivers unmatched efficiency, while easy storage replication, mirroring and transparent failover gives customers full peace of mind when it comes to reliable business data continuity.

More processing power and faster memory
Alongside the two new products, Fujitsu introduces the third generation of ETERNUS AF all-flash storage and the fifth generation of the ETERNUS DX hybrid storage family. Fujitsu has turbo-charged the ETERNUS AF S32 and ETERNUS DX S53 lines with more processing power, faster and bigger system memory, NVMe cache in the midrange hybrid storage systems, as well as hardware-accelerated compression and deduplication technology. These innovations result in enhanced performance and scalability for business-critical on-premise storage in data centers, branch offices and SMBs, providing reliable support for even the most demanding business and analytical applications.

Easy storage management
Management of all new and existing ETERNUS storage solutions is straightforward thanks to Fujitsu ETERNUS SF storage management software. ETERNUS SF offers powerful monitoring features through an intuitive user interface, including shared functions – such as replication, migration and the operation of storage clusters – across the all-flash and hybrid systems, all delivered with simple and transparent licensing.

Beyond the storage layer, Fujitsu Software Infrastructure Manager creates one single management pane across all Fujitsu ETERNUS storage systems, Fujitsu PRIMERGY® servers and networking components. This allows consistent and efficient management of entire data center infrastructures and helps organizations accelerate data center innovation.

Heather Engen, Head of Platform Products Group, Fujitsu America, Inc. says: “Digitalization has reached every industry and touches nearly every aspect of daily life, resulting in an explosive increase in data sources and spawning new applications to turn data into business value. A recent IDC report projects that the global data sphere will grow to 175 trillion gigabytes by 2025 – much of it residing in enterprises. To address this storage challenge, Fujitsu has created a seamless family of products for on-premise storage of business-critical data that enables customers to deploy the architecture they need to optimize their unique storage scenarios – regardless of performance, capacity or cost requirements. The benefits to small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are especially apparent, leveling the playing field and allowing them to compete with larger players in their markets.”

Pricing and availability
The new ETERNUS storage systems will be available to order from February 2020 onwards4 via Fujitsu America and its channel partners. Pricing varies according to configuration.

Notes to editors
1 The SPC-1 benchmark is designed to be vendor/platform independent and applicable across a broad range of storage configuration and topologies. SPC-1 consists of a single workload designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem while performing the typical functions of business-critical applications. Those applications are characterized by predominately random I/O operations and require both queries as well as update operations. In test results submitted to SPC on 04 November 2019, ETERNUS AF150 S3 achieved cost/performance ratio of $89.40/SPC-1 IOPS Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS), while ETERNUS AF650 S3 achieved an outstanding 800,140 Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and DX900 S5 achieved 1,601,165 Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and an exceptional overall response time of 0.368 milliseconds.

2 The FUJITSU ETERNUS AF150 S3,AF250 S3, AF 650 S3 all-flash storage systems have been updated with the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® processors, increased system memory and hardware-accelerated storage compression and deduplication, delivering higher IOPS, efficiency and reduced latency.

3 The FUJITSU ETERNUS DX60 S5, DX100 S5, DX200 S5, DX500 S5, DX600 S5 and DX900 S5 hybrid storage systems have been updated with the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® processors, hardware-accelerated storage compression and deduplication in the midrange hybrid systems, unified hypervisor-less lean stack and superfast NVMe cache in the midrange hybrid systems, delivering higher IOPS, efficiency and reduced latency.

4 General availability in North America from: February 2020: AF650 S3 / DX500 S5 / DX600 S5, AF150 S3 / AF250 S3 / DX60 S5 / DX100 S5 / DX200 S5, March 2020: DX900 S5

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Date: February 12, 2020
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu America, Inc.