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Fujitsu Offers Network Attached Storage Connectivity for ETERNUS Storage Systems with NetApp® V-Series Storage Virtualisation Technology

  • 17 April, 2007 10:14

<p>NAS Connectivity on ETERNUS Unifies Storage Networking to Reduce TCO and Increase IT Infrastructure ROI</p>
<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney – 17 April 2007—Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced network attached storage (NAS) connectivity powered by the Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) NetApp® V-Series storage virtualisation technology on ETERNUS®4000 and ETERNUS®8000, enabling customers to consolidate existing fragmented file servers onto a single platform. NAS connectivity lowers the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) and enables customers to achieve a higher return on investment (ROI) through scalability and consolidation on the high performance ETERNUS platform. ETERNUS customers can simplify storage management, reduce operating costs, and reduce under-utilised storage capacity by unifying their SAN and NAS storage networking infrastructures under a common architecture by virtualising storage at the file level on block-based ETERNUS storage disk arrays.</p>
<p>“We’ve found that end users are embracing SAN and NAS support within the same system,” said Tony Asaro, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “It is becoming a best practice providing SAN for email and database applications and NAS for file data. With the proliferation of file data, NAS support is becoming increasingly valuable since it more easily manages unstructured content compared to block-based SAN storage. The Fujitsu SAN-based ETERNUS storage systems combined with NetApp’s leading NAS solution is a smart combination.”</p>
<p>The Fujitsu ETERNUS storage solution offers unparalleled price/performance value for enterprise and mid-range environments with advanced data security and high-availability features, including disk data encryption for the maximum protection of sensitive information and a fully redundant nodal mesh architecture for high availability. ETERNUS offers MAID (Massive Arrays of Inactive Disks) technology for reduced power consumption and extended life. In addition, ETERNUS8000 delivers the world’s largest storage capacity with 1.38 petabytes of storage space. With NAS connectivity, customers can now utilise Fujitsu ETERNUS storage systems for file-intensive storage access requirements with unparalleled performance and reliability.</p>
<p>“The NetApp V-Series product line combined with the high performance ETERNUS storage solution unifies storage networking paradigms under a common architecture,” said Brendon Howe, general manager, V-Series, at NetApp. “The NetApp V-Series simplifies storage provisioning and management; reduces backup time, space, and cost; and increases storage utilisation.”</p>
<p>“The ability to manage both SAN and NAS storage systems in a single high-availability system makes ETERNUS attractive to the increasing number of organisations that must manage large volumes of both file-based and transaction-based storage,” said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of marketing at Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. “This move is in line with the Fujitsu strategy to help customers consolidate their IT infrastructures using the most reliable and highest-performing solutions available in the industry.”</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>NAS connectivity is available immediately with ETERNUS Storage Solutions, including the ETERNUS3000, ETERNUS4000, ETERNUS6000, and ETERNUS8000. Pricing may vary depending on configuration.</p>
<p>About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE® strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world’s leading organisations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See for further information.</p>
<p>About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See for further information.</p>
<p>NetApp V-Series is a registered trademark and Network Appliance is a trademark of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.</p>
<p>Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, ETERNUS and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. NetApp is a trademark or registered trademark of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to change without notice.</p>
<p>Mark Heers
Director Marketing and Alliance
Network Appliance
+61 2 9779 5623</p>
<p>Rachel York
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492</p>

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