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Fujitsu Technology Solutions’ storage solution earns Microsoft’s stamp of approval


Microsoft gives the FibreCAT SX88 excellent test scores for the Efficient E-Mail initiative

Munich, The Fujitsu Technology Solutions’ FibreCAT SX88 storage solution has received outstanding marks from Microsoft. After completing the “Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) – Storage 2.1” test series, the FibreCAT SX88 solution is now listed on the online reference page with storage solutions for Exchange environments. The ESRP tests and lists all the high-performance storage systems provided by the Gold Certified partners to help Exchange customers select the best products in the segment. To qualify, Microsoft partners are required to perform pre-defined load tests to determine the number of mailboxes that can be managed and the latency periods (delay periods) required for read and write operations.

The FibreCAT SX88 has proven enterprise functionalities and has demonstrated that it is powerful enough to handle 5,000 heavy mailboxes. When combined with the high-availability solution DuplexDataManager from Fujitsu Technology Solutions, it reduces the write latency value from 51 to 33 milliseconds. As a result, this storage solution achieves the same outcome as the competitors’ while requiring only half the number of hard disks. This means that customers can enjoy considerable cost savings while maintaining the same performance level. The FibreCAT SX88 proved this performance with the capacity to operate between 500 up to 1,500 mailboxes at optimal levels. In addition, it has the ability to scale and also have enough capacity for backup, archiving, virus scan and support of mobile devices.

New milestone for Efficient E-Mail
Dr. Helmut Beck, Vice President Storage Business at Fujitsu Technology Solutions explains, “With the inclusion of the Microsoft ESRP into the Efficient E-Mail initiative, Fujitsu Technology Solutions has achieved yet another milestone. Efficient E-Mail helps companies to manage the challenges of overwhelming e-mail growth accompanied by stricter legal regulations and retention periods. The initiative combines hardware, software and services to create a solution for an ideal Microsoft Exchange infrastructure. As a result, the corresponding storage hardware has to prove its performance even for very demanding Exchange installations.”

The FibreCAT SX88 is the premium storage model of the FibreCAT SX family for small and medium-sized enterprises. Compared to FibreCAT SX80, FibreCAT SX88 offers up to 50 percent more speed at top speed.

A description of the ESRP process and a list of all the products tested are available on the Internet at: .

About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 10,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group, which delivers IT-based business solutions to customers in 70 countries through a workforce of more than 160,000 employees. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US $53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.

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