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Fujitsu Updates, Re-architects High-End Eternus Arrays

New arrays can move data at up to 4 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) and sport huge capacity of up to 14 petabytes.

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Fujitsu doesn't update its storage systems all that often, but when it does, it goes all out. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company on July 7 unveiled the refreshment on the high end of its modular array line with a third-generation Eternus DX8700 S3 system and an all-new DX8900 S3 array.

The company said that its new flagship arrays are purpose-built for enterprises that need high storage peak performance of up to 4 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) and huge capacity of up to 14 petabytes. And, by the way, they offer enterprise-class resiliency and always-on availability, Fujitsu said.

While competitors such as EMC, NetApp, HP and Dell offer similar features and capabilities, Fujitsu claims differentiation thanks to "unique automation and zero-downtime functions" that guarantee maximum system utilization.

A new system architecture handles multiple component failures without any interruption to service, the company said. In short, an Eternus Storage Cluster, comprised of two or more units, is [in] non-stop operation, Fujitsu said.

Both new Eternus systems are capable of consolidating siloes of data into one system, including workloads such as online transaction processing (OLTP) and large-scale databases; file services; business-critical applications, and business analytics and/or Big Data.

Fujitsu said that the Eternus systems also provide adequate capacity for virtualization environments with hundreds or thousands of virtual machines.

The Eternus DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3 will be available globally starting Aug. 1 via direct sales and certified channel partners. Prices vary by configuration and region. Go here for more information.

Chris Preimesberger

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