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Fujitsu Debuts the World’s Most Scalable and Powerful Storage Systems

  • New ETERNUS DX enterprise storage solutions provide data centers with headroom for unpredictable data growth up to 14 petabytes
  • Over-provisioning is effectively replaced by pay-as-you-grow flexible scalability
  • Intelligent automation enables enterprises to manage more data at xcellent service levels
  • Zero downtime is assured for business-critical data thanks to native transparent failover and end-to-end redundancy

Fujitsu is enabling enterprises to push beyond the boundaries of DX8000unpredictable data growth into the double-digit petabyte range, with the introduction of the new FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3. Massively scalable, the new flagship of the ETERNUS DX family is purpose-built for enterprises that demand outstanding storage peak performance of up to 4 million Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) and a huge capacity of up to 14 petabytes, paired with enterprise-class resiliency and always-on availability.

As storage-capacity planning becomes more unpredictable, businesses are demanding greater flexibility in scaling storage systems. The need to balance higher service level requirements for hosting corporate business data while minimizing total cost of ownership is demanding a new kind of storage architecture. Based on the most flexible pay-as-you-grow architecture on the market, these new systems allow data center customers to build up storage capacity ‘just in time’ – putting an end to over-provisioning and large upfront investments.

Fujitsu’s new enterprise storage systems are also differentiated by unique automation and zero-downtime functions that set a new milestone in business-critical storage by guaranteeing maximum system utilization and contributing to a faster return on investment. With automated quality of service management, system performance levels can be allocated according to business priorites. This technology can also be used to support service level management for virtual servers. The brand new system architecture can cope with multiple component failures without any interruption to service. In conjunction with the unique transparent failover feature – ETERNUS Storage Cluster – non-stop operation despite a complete system or site failure is guaranteed.

Kenichi Sakai, Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise System Business Unit at Fujitsu, says: “Fujitsu is taking the lead in enterprise storage by delivering new dimensions of scalability, flexibility, automation and business continuity to underpin business-centric storage services. The new top-of-the-range systems, ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and ETERNUS DX8900 S3, are packed with innovations that will improve data management combined with greater efficiency resulting in future-proof platforms for storage consolidation in the data center.”

Marcus Jewell, Vice President, EMEA at Brocade said: “Businesses of all sizes and across all sectors are currently experiencing incredible growth in data volumes, driven largely by the rapid proliferation in connected devices which is predicted to hit 20 billion within the next five years. If IT departments are to deal effectively with this exponential growth, a new approach to IT infrastructure is needed; one that will give them flexibility and scalability from data centre to device. We’re confident that ETERNUS DX in combination with Brocade’s leading network technologies will provide a complete solution for the next generation of data service in data center storage. We believe it will play a key part in this new kind of agile and robust infrastructure, giving customers a significant competitive advantage in the years ahead.”

Archana Venkatraman, Senior Research Analyst, Storage at IDC says: “In today’s highly virtualized and mixed workload environments, enterprises can benefit from using scale-out storage architectures that enable them to linearly scale capacity and/or performance independent of each other while keeping management simple and costs low. Large enterprises – with their no-compromise requirement around performance, resilience, quality of service management, high availability and reliability – are likely to rely on newer, more scalable iterations of established enterprise storage systems for their business-critical workloads.”

The ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3 solutions are perfect for consolidating data all into one system, such as online transaction processing (OLTP) and large-scale databases, file services, business-critical applications and business analytics and/or Big Data. They also provide ample capacity for any demanding virtualization environments. Extensive high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities make ETERNUS DX enterprise models the ideal storage systems for all business-critical data, and they fit perfectly in the private and public cloud environments of large-scale enterprises and service providers.

Pricing and availability
The FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3 will be globally available from August 1, 2015 via direct sales and certified channel partners. Prices vary by configuration and region.

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