Fujitsu promises max headroom for data growth with its Eternus storage

  • Guarantees non-stop operation despite complete system or site failure
  • Over-provisioning effectively replaced by pay-as-you-grow flexible scalability

Fujitsu promises max headroom for data growth with its Eternus storageFUJITSU Ltd has introduced its Storage Eternus DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3 systems, which it claimed would enable enterprises to push beyond the boundaries of unpredictable data growth into the double-digit petabyte range.
 
Massively scalable, the new flagship of the Eternus DX family is purpose-built for enterprises that demand outstanding storage peak performance of up to four 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, Fujitsu said in a statement.
 
“In today’s highly virtualised 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,” said Archana Venkatraman, senior research analyst of Storage at IDC.
 
“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,” she said in the statement issued by Fujitsu.
 
The need to balance higher service level requirements for hosting corporate business data while minimising total cost of ownership is demanding a new kind of storage architecture, the Japanese tech giant said.
 
Based on the most flexible pay-as-you-grow architecture on the market, these new systems allow data centre customers to build up storage capacity ‘just in time’ – putting an end to over-provisioning and large upfront investments, the company said.
 
Fujitsu said its new enterprise storage systems are also differentiated by unique automation and zero-downtime functions that guarantee maximum system utilization, and contribute 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, Fujitsu guarantees non-stop operation despite a complete system or site failure.
 
“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,” said Kenichi Sakai, senior vice president and head of the Enterprise System Business Unit at Fujitsu.
 
“The new top-of-the-range systems, the 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 centre,” he added.
 
The Fujitsu Storage Eternus DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3 will be globally available from Aug 1 via direct sales and certified channel partners. Prices vary by configuration and region, the company said.
 
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