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Fujitsu PRIMERGY Servers Meet Data Center Demand for Virtualization With More Throughput, Reduced Power Consumption


Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced updates to several PRIMERGY(R) servers in response to the increasing reliance on server virtualization in data centers. PRIMERGY RX200 S4 and RX300 S4 rack servers, and PRIMERGY TX200 S4 and TX300 S4 tower servers, will all be equipped with the latest Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors using Intel(R) Virtualization Technology (VT). All systems will offer larger base memory capacity over the previous generation systems with the TX200 supporting up to 24GB of RAM, the RX200 and RX300 supporting up to 48GB of RAM and the TX300 supporting up to 64GB using current density DIMMs. The new processor technology and greater memory mean that data center managers implementing virtualization can put more applications -- and more transaction-intensive applications -- on a single server without degrading performance.

“Virtualization is the new data center reality and Fujitsu has been in front of this trend, both developing and employing technologies that help data center managers obtain every ounce of performance out of their virtualized environments,” said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of marketing for Fujitsu Computer Systems. “We are committed to ensuring PRIMERGY servers remain the go-to platform for server virtualization in the enterprise.”

Consolidating multiple applications and workloads on a single PRIMERGY server using virtualization translates into lower hardware acquisition costs, reduced real estate and power requirements, and simpler data center management. The major challenge of this virtualization trend is that each application must still perform as if it had its own dedicated server hardware. PRIMERGY servers meet this challenge by employing the latest technologies and designs to ensure optimal throughput for the most demanding virtualization scenarios. For example, Cool-Safe(TM), the innovative Fujitsu air flow cooling technology, allows PRIMERGY servers to run cooler, enabling data center managers to run more applications on a server, thus reducing the power consumption per application and further cutting overall data center power requirements.

The Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors used in the PRIMERGY S4 generation of RX200, RX300, TX200 and TX300 servers feature the Intel(R) VT technology, a set of processor enhancements designed to support and improve software-based virtualization solutions. This technology enables solutions from such vendors as VMware(R), Microsoft(R), and Citrix(R) to more efficiently manage multiple virtual sessions running on a single server and enabling more streamlined virtualization software stacks for near-native performance.

Summary of Technical Specifications

PRIMERGY TX200 S4: Dual-socket quad-core tower server, up to 24GB RAM, up to 4x SATA or 6x SAS/SATA 3.5-inch, up to 16x 2.5-inch SAS hard disks, 7 PCI/PCIe slots, (6 with SAS), 1x Gbit LAN plus extra Service LAN for iRMC S2. PRIMERGY TX300 S4: Dual-socket quad-core tower server, up to 64GB RAM, up to 6 (8)x 300 GB SAS / 6 (8)x 750 GB SATA 3.5“ HDD or up to 12 (20)x 146 GB 2.5” SAS HDD, all hot-plug, 6 free PCIe and PCI-X slots. PRIMERGY RX200 S4: 1U rack-mount dual-socket quad-core server, up to 48GB RAM, up to 4x hot-plug 2.5-inch SAS or 2x 3.5-inch SATA/SAS disks. PRIMERGY RX300 S4: 2U rack-mount dual-socket quad-core server, up to 48GB RAM, up to 6 SAS/SATA disks or up to 12x 2.5 inch SAS hard disk drives, plus 6 free PCIe and PCI-X slots for heavy I/O requirements.

Pricing and Availability

PRIMERGY TX200 S4 configurations start at $1,325. PRIMERGY TX300 S4 configurations start at $2,072. PRIMERGY RX200 S4 configurations start at $1,706. PRIMERGY RX300 S4 configurations start at $1,835. All products begin shipments this month.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems 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(R) 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 for further information.

About Fujitsu

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 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See for further information.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. PRIMERGY and Cool-Safe are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH in the United States and other countries. Citrix(R) is a trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. Intel, Xeon, and the Intel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. Microsoft is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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