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Fujitsu today adds full support for the VMware vSphere® 5 cloud infrastructure platform via a major upgrade of its PRIMERGY ServerView Suite. Underlining the company’s commitment to enabling the total virtualization of datacenter assets, PRIMERGY ServerView introduces extended support for the emerging Common Information Model (CIM) standard.
Ensuring that IT systems are on hand to support business operations, enhance productivity and reduce downtime, the newest release of Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY ServerView suite delivers simple, fast and cost-effective centralized management of both physical and virtual IT infrastructures.
Devised by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), CIM is an open standard that allows consistent, effective management of all elements within IT architectures, working across all manufacturers and providers. Fujitsu is a member of the DMTF and first introduced ServerView support for CIM in November 2010.
Thanks to extended CIM support, PRIMERGY ServerView customers can now control certain tasks of virtualized servers operating in a CIM-based environment, such as VMware vSphere 5. Extended system monitoring, event and alarm management, power management and RAID management are among additional functionality in Fujitsu ServerView Operations Manager 5.30.
Fujitsu and VMware have a strategic and long-standing partnership, based on Fujitsu’s commitment to total virtualization - from servers to storage to networks - and to virtualization software and operation management tools. The partnership between VMware and Fujitsu delivers continuity of technology assets, more efficient resource use, and reduction in IT complexity.
Says Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President, Product Development Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions: "The power of virtualization is ensuring that businesses gain the benefits of scalable, reliable and flexible IT to support their operations. A series of major enhancements to our proven PRIMERGY ServerView suite enables the integration of virtualized solutions based on emerging CIM standards – and extends the deep Fujitsu-VMware partnership by adding support for VMWare vSphere 5."
Gary Green, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware says: “VMware’s portfolio of cloud infrastructure and management solutions are purpose-built for virtualization and the cloud. Together with the Fujitsu PRIMERGY ServerView Suite these solutions promise to simplify the management of virtual and hybrid cloud environments, improve IT effectiveness and efficiency, and provide the visibility and control necessary to run IT like a business.”
The PRIMERGY ServerView Suite ships globally with every new PRIMERGY server. Version 5.30 of ServerView Operations Manager can also be downloaded free of charge from http://ts.fujitsu.com/support/downloads.html – with installation taking less than 30 minutes. Customers can also download free evaluation copies of VMware software at http://downloads.vmware.com/
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About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT) -based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure as a Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.
VMware and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.
Date: 19 October, 2011
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