Fujitsu launches new high-end server rack
Apr 30, 2010 Comments (0)
Primergy CX1000 eliminates the need to have a hot aisle in the data centre by dissipating air out through the top of the rack, optimising the use of space, simplifying heat management and significantly reducing cost. The system also provides unprecedented levels of scale-out capability, making it ideal for developing cloud computing environments. The Primergy CX1000 is designed from the ground up to deliver as much computing power as possible per square metre, at the lowest-possible price. It packs 38 server nodes into a rack and is claimed to provide minimum savings of 20 per cent in power and cooling compared to a standard rack server assembly.
It is the first Primergy server to incorporate Fujitsus new Cool-Central architecture, which saves floor space by removing the need for a hot aisle the area behind racks into which hot air is blown out of the back of running servers. Instead, the Primergy CX1000 has an internal chimney that funnels hot air through the top of the rack unit. This allows rows of Primergy CX1000 racks to be placed back-to-back, resulting in floor-space savings of up to 40 per cent. It also translates into significant reductions in carbon footprint. With more service providers looking to make serious investments in setting up cloud-based and hosted services, there is a very considerable opportunity for partners that operate in this area of the market, said Joe Duran, server product manager for Fujitsu UK & Ireland.
The Primergy CX1000 system makes use of the new generation of Intel Xeon 5600 processors to deliver high levels of power. Fujitsu has taken a back-to-basics approach to the design of each component of the system that eliminates the need for full system redundancy and hot-pluggable components. Within massive scale-out applications and fully-virtualised system environments, services running on non-responding servers are simply switched, by software, to another server and restarted. Individual server nodes can then be replaced and faulty components swapped out off-line. Adding and removing nodes is simple, due to the Primergy CX1000s shared infrastructure and centralised power distribution and cooling. Further information and full specification details on the CX1000 are available on request.
Fujitsu is a provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
Fujitsu UK and Ireland is an IT systems, services and products company employing 14,000 people with an annual revenue of 2 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 products for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors.
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