Fujitsu Debuts Highly Available "Green" Storage System for Price-Sensitive Data Centers
ETERNUS2000 SAN Meets Growing Demand From Small to Mid-Sized Enterprises With Reduced Power Consumption, Simplified Management, and Redundancy
DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/16/07 -- Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today
announced its entry into the small to mid-sized enterprise (SME) storage
market with the ETERNUS®2000 storage area network (SAN), the industry's
most eco-friendly storage solution. Targeted at SME data centers that are
struggling with cost and power-consumption issues, the ETERNUS2000 SAN
offers the same high availability and ease of management of the most
advanced Fujitsu storage systems.
The ETERNUS2000 combines an efficient power design with MAID (Massive Array
of Idle Disks) technology for reduced power consumption and costs, as well
as extended system life. With a fully redundant hardware design, the
ETERNUS2000 eliminates any single point of failure and enables high-speed
back-up even during business operations. Storage management is simplified
by using ETERNUS SF management software across the entire ETERNUS storage
product line. Installing the ETERNUS2000 SAN requires no special skill set
and is easy to configure using a web browser.
"The market is clearly very receptive to eco-friendly IT solutions that
drive down the total cost of ownership through reduced power consumption,"
said Mark Peters, analyst with ESG. "Enterprise-class storage solutions
that are both affordably priced and highly flexible satisfy the specific
demands of the SME segment which typically has the same storage
requirements and challenges as a large enterprise but can't always afford a
"Fujitsu found that upfront costs, power consumption, high availability and
flexibility are the top IT concerns of SMEs that are struggling with tight
budgets," said Dave Egan, senior vice president of storage at Fujitsu
Computer Systems. "The ETERNUS2000 SAN was designed to meet each of these
challenges. The system has a sub-$12K entry price for 2TB of storage, and
offers the greenest power design in the industry, a fully redundant design,
three-tiered storage options for maximum flexibility, and a standards-based
approach to hardware and software that ensures the ETERNUS2000 SAN will
continue to function as part of an expanding infrastructure."
The ETERNUS2000 SAN supports Microsoft® Windows® environments,
including Windows Server® 2003, with access to Windows Storage Server
(WSS) and Windows Unified Data Storage Server (WUDSS), and support for
Virtual Disk Service (VDS) and Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) for
improved integration and ease of storage management.
ETERNUS2000 Core Features
A Green Machine with MAID
The ETERNUS2000 SAN has a compact, quiet design that offers efficient power
and cooling and is RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) compliant. In
addition, using MAID technology, which spins down disk drives that are less
frequently accessed, the ETERNUS2000 SAN can reduce power consumption
significantly and extend the life of the disk drives.
A fully redundant hardware design ensures high availability. The components
are hot swappable, and the system includes hot bays for hard disk
expansion. Even the firmware can be upgraded without stopping operation.
Three-Tiered Storage for Flexibility
Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) can be realized with the 3-Tiered
storage and Virtual LUN features of the ETERNUS2000. The three tiers in a
single storage system let customers choose the right price and performance
options for their needs: high-performance SAS drives, Nearline SATA drives,
or MAID groups.
Simplified Management with SAN Boot
The ability to boot servers from the SAN enables infrastructure
consolidation, improves reliability, and facilitates management of server
images for multiple data centers.
Replication for Data Mobility
The ETERNUS2000 SAN features One Point Copy that provides both full volume
copies and point-in-time images.
ETERNUS SF Software
The ETERNUS SF suite of storage management software with ETERNUS2000
enables consistent storage management across the entire ETERNUS family of
storage products for simplification of management and increased efficiency.
Pricing and Availability
The ETERNUS2000 SAN is available immediately starting at $11,100 when
configured for uncompromised availability with dual controllers, dual power
and four Fibre Channel server connections with 5 x 500GB 7.2Krpm drives
plus ETERNUS Storage Manager.
About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation is
a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the
design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application
infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business
enterprise. Through its TRIOLE strategy, the company offers a complete line
of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions,
high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional
services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic
solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering
technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and
reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See
http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications
solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies,
highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide
corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver
comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its
customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702)
reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion)
for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See http://www.fujitsu.com for
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