With the storage-capacity planning becomes more dubious, businesses are demanding greater flexibility in scaling storage systems; Fujitsu unveils the new FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3. The new flagship of the ETERNUS DX family is purpose-built for enterprises demanding first-rate 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.
Build on flexible pay-as-you-grow architecture, the new systems allow data center customers to build up storage capacity “just in time” – putting an end to over-provisioning and large upfront investments.
Talking on the same Kenichi Sakai, Sr Vice-President & Head of Enterprise System Business Unit, 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.
- 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.
Marcus Jewell, Vice-President, EMEA, 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 center to device. We are 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.”
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.