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February 28, 2014

Fujitsu Introduces PRIMEQUEST 2000 Servers

SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 28 — Fujitsu today announces the FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 2000 line-up, a brand new series of high-end servers that offer unprecedented x86 performance and memory expandability. The introduction of innovative mission-critical functionality guarantees business continuity, with availability levels equivalent to those of UNIX systems — but with the cost advantages of an x86-based architecture.

The new PRIMEQUEST 2000 series sets new levels of performance and system resilience that are unrivalled on any other x86 system. Fujitsu delivers a rock solid data center infrastructure foundation for organizations focusing on transforming their ICT into business-intelligent solutions, through the adoption of applications that use in-memory technology, such as the SAP HANA platform.

The new Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST line-up also includes 8-way servers with extra-large memory capacities of up to 12TB, with the PRIMEQUEST 2800B model ideally suited to handle bigger memory-intensive applications. The range-topping Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 2800E model also sets a new performance world record eight-processor result running on Windows on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark.

Non-stop runtime at x86 cost efficiency

With the introduction of the PRIMEQUEST 2000 series, an x86-based solution is for the first time able to match both the performance and resilience of a Unix system, while convincingly winning the price-performance argument. As a result, Fujitsu presents enterprises with an alternative path for mission-critical computing deployments, where unplanned downtime is not an option. Complementing the launch, Fujitsu is also offering enterprise customers turnkey professional services to make migration from legacy systems a simple and trouble-free path – with the Fujitsu Global Delivery Center network able to remotely manage and monitor installations around the clock.

Fujitsu gave top priority to non-stop runtime for mission-critical applications when designing the new PRIMEQUEST series. Systems feature self-healing advanced reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) components that have a built-in resilience to faults that may develop during runtime – but which can otherwise cause servers to shut down. PRIMEQUEST is able to detect and automatically compensate for these faults, ensuring that systems keep on running.

The top-of-the-range Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 2400E and 2800E models also introduce another industry first: A new Dynamic Reconfiguration feature allows online replacement of system boards and therefore enables on-the-fly re-partitioning while the system is still up and running. Workloads can be shifted from one partition to another on a running server, therefore avoiding the need for any planned downtime or even operating system restarts.

PRIMEQUEST: Trusted around the world

With the introduction of the 2000 series, Fujitsu is now extending the PRIMEQUEST family as its flagship x86-based infrastructure solution. Thanks to their outstanding performance and reliability, generations of Fujitsu Server PRIMEQUEST are already trusted around the world for mission-critical applications by customers such as the Moroccan telecommunications firm Méditel, the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia (GACA), as well as the Brazilian telecommunications company VIVO and the Brazilian banking and financial services provider Banco Bradesco.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.For more information, please see: fujitsu.com

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Source: Fujitsu