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Fujitsu announces new high end storage systems

New ETERNUS system can handle up 4m IOPS and scale to 14PB capacity

Fujitsu announces new high end storage systems
Fujitsu's Eternus DX family is intended to meet high-level storage requirements.

Fujitsu has announced the launch of a new flagship storage system, the Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3.

The new systems, the lead systems in the ETERNUS DX family, are intended to meet the needs of enterprises for highly scalable storage systems which can meet high service level requirements while remaining cost effective.

The DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3 offer peak performance of up to 4 million Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) and capacity up to 14 petabytes, paired with enterprise-class resiliency and always-on availability.

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 utilisation and contributing to a faster return on investment. With automated quality of service management, system performance levels can be allocated according to business priorities. 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.

The systems will be available from the start of August.

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 centre 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."

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