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TMCNet:  Fujitsu Targets Online-Data-Hungry Customers with Hyperscale, Software-Based Distributed Storage System based on Intel® Technologies

[September 02, 2014]

Fujitsu Targets Online-Data-Hungry Customers with Hyperscale, Software-Based Distributed Storage System based on Intel® Technologies

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London - Fujitsu today announces its plans to deliver new storage appliances providing customers needing instant online access to large data volumes with a new hyper-scale, software-defined storage solution based on Intel technologies and utilising Ceph open-source software. Fujitsu and Intel are collaborating to ensure that the new Ceph file system-based Fujitsu storage appliance is enterprise-ready and integrates Intel Virtual Storage Manager (Intel VSM) to provide simplified Ceph cluster management. A technical preview of the upcoming product will be given at the Intel Developer Forum, September 9-11, 2014, in San Francisco.


Exponential data growth is pushing today's storage architectures to its limits. Factors such as system I/O performance, storage scalability, traditional RAID technologies and the data migration of petabyte volumes are creating enormous challenges for enterprise storage professionals. Switching to a software-based distributed storage system (SDS) will address these challenges and provide new levels of scalability, flexibility and agility.

Target customers for the new Fujitsu storage appliance are cost-sensitive service- and cloud-providers; research and public sector organisations responsible for large online data volumes; as well as media streaming and broadcasting companies. Fujitsu is also targeting financial institutions requiring ad hoc access to historical data such as contractual documents. Since Ceph is an integral part of the OpenStack project, the new Fujitsu appliances also deliver the ideal storage architecture for OpenStack users.

The new Fujitsu appliances utilise Ceph software and are based on Intel Xeon processors, on Intel SSDs and integrate the new Intel VSM. The systems are capable of handling petabytes of data, enabling the deployment of extremely-scalable, high-performance, fault-tolerant storage environments, as well as offering the potential to dramatically decrease online storage costs per gigabyte. The new Fujitsu appliances will also make complex Ceph easier to manage for storage professionals.

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 (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com Fujitsu UK & Ireland Fujitsu UK & Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing over 10,100 people with an annual revenue of 1.67 billion. Additionally, Fujitsu's other operations in the UK bring its total employee numbers to over 14,000 and its total revenues to 1.8 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see http://uk.fujitsu.com For more media information, please contact: Nik Jeffries Harvard PR Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7861 2800+ 44 (0) 20 7861 2800 Email: teamfujitsu@harvard.co.uk Graham Goulden Fujitsu UK & Ireland Tel: + 44 (0) 843 354 9568+ 44 (0) 843 354 9568 Email: graham.goulden@uk.fujitsu.comCallSend SMSAdd to SkypeYou'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype .

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