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Storage system delivers high availability, reliability

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:storage system? flash memory? disk drive? data center?


Fujitsu Hong Kong Ltd has introduced the two entry-level RAID storage systems, ETERNUS DX60 and DX80 designed to meet the growing demand from mid-sized enterprises with new features such as reduced power consumption, simplified management and improved redundancy.

The new ETERNUS DX60 and DX80 mark the beginning of Fujitsu new worldwide focus aiming at providing its growing customer base with versatile, high-availability ETERNUS storage systems.

Both ETERNUS DX systems offer high availability, reliability and speed at an attractive price point. The models, which are scalable from 292Gbyte to 120Tbyte (DX80), not only have redundant components and 4- or 8Gbit/s Fibre Channel technology, but also add a number of new functions that ensure greater availability and significantly faster recovery, including eight snapshots (which can be extended to 1024) to enable rapid backups. They also feature easy-to-activate encryption to prevent unauthorized access to confidential data. ETERNUS DX series models also introduce an EcoMode function, based on Massive Array of Idle Disks technology, which allows disks that are no longer needed to be shut down to conserve energya capability designed to contribute to green data centers.

Fujitsu also announces version 4.1 of ETERNUS CS, the virtual tape product for large data centers formerly branded CentricStor VT, as well as ETERNUS LT entry-level tape systems. Both products offer customers practical data protection solutions and extend the range of archive and backup solutions available from enterprise-class virtual tape appliances through to highly cost-effective entry-level tape automation. The new ETERNUS CS version introduces significant performance improvements and updated hardware. Offering superior disaster resilience capabilities and tight integration of disk and tape, ETERNUS CS is now more scalable than ever.

"Organizations, today, need an IT partner that delivers a broad range of reliable yet innovative storage solutions to help them deal with rapid data growth and fast evolving information management needs," said Richard Villars, VP, storage systems and IT strategies at IDC. "The globalization of Fujitsu's storage portfolio under the ETERNUS brand will allow the company to more effectively deliver a broad set of storage, backup and data protection solutions to its customers around the world.

"The new ETERNUS DX models mark the beginning of our global presence in the storage market under the ETERNUS brand and will continue the ETERNUS success story," said Helmut Beck, VP storage at Fujitsu Technology Solutions. "In line with ETERNUS brand values, the new models offer data-center quality, reliability and flexibility."

The ETERNUS DX60 and DX80, new entry segment products, are based on the previous generation FibreCAT SX60 and SX80 and ETERNUS 2000 systems, and exemplify high quality.

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