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Fujitsu PRIMERGY Blade Servers Deliver Better Performance, Consume Less Energy


Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced improved performance and reduced energy consumption for its PRIMERGY(R) BX600 S3 ecosystem. The ecosystem includes the PRIMERGY BX600 S3 blade chassis and the quad-core PRIMERGY BX620 S4 blade server, which recently set a world record benchmark for a dual-socket server.

Server blades are increasingly being used for more applications throughout the data center for such applications as CRM, middleware, and Microsoft Exchange. These applications, often running on multiple virtual servers on the physical server, demand much greater blade and I/O performance, and more flexible connectivity to handle the separate local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) demands for each application and virtual server. The new PRIMERGY BX620 S4 blade server running in the new PRIMERGY BX600 S3 blade chassis provides enterprises with the power and efficiency they need to scale their applications for today’s virtualized, high-demand environments.

The PRIMERGY BX600 S3 blade chassis features a new midplane, which serves as the interface between the server blades in the chassis and all the other system components making it an optimal consolidation and virtualization platform. Users experience high I/O throughput at all server levels, faster access to data, quicker applications as well as efficient and stable communication between the server blades and the other system components.

The new midplane enables three times faster I/O throughput, essential for today’s high-performance virtualized infrastructures, and offers interfaces for 60, 1-gigabit cables and end-to-end Fiber Channel connections with speeds of up to 4 Gbits per second. Unlike new midplanes offered by other vendors, the PRIMERGY BX600 S3 is 100 percent compatible with previous generations of both Intel-based and AMD Opteron-based BX600 blade servers, providing customers with the greatest choice for how to build out their data centers.

The PRIMERGY BX600 S3 comes equipped with the PRIMERGY BX620 S4 blade server, based on the latest Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) 5300 series processor, which offers very low power consumption and improves upon PRIMERGY’s already excellent performance-to-energy-consumption ratio. The BX620 S4 recently set a world record SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark for dual-socket servers with a result of 1,870 users and an average dialogue response time of 1.95 seconds.(1) This is merely the latest top score for the PRIMERGY server line, which has long been a performance leader.

“PRIMERGY blade servers have always provided customers with the performance and flexibility they need to adapt their systems to evolving data center requirements,” said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of marketing at Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. “This latest generation of PRIMERGY proves once again that Fujitsu remains committed to continual performance improvement and to leading the industry in features, functionality and service.”

Pricing & Availability

The PRIMERGY BX600 S3 chassis and PRIMERGY BX620 S4 blade server are available now. Pricing for the BX620 S4 blade server starts at $1,948. Pricing for the BX600 S3 chassis starts at $7,176.


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