Fujitsu Delivers Peace of Mind for Organizations That Rely on ICT for Their Business Continuity<6702.T>

Tue Mar 5, 2013 9:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Mar 05 (Marketwire) -- 

News Facts

--  New cluster server works out-of-the-box to provide increased levels of
    ICT system uptime
--  Fujitsu PRIMERGY(R) CX420 cluster technology helps protect business
    critical applications
--  Affordably priced, simple to operate, perfect for SMBs with limited IT
    expertise and budgets


Fujitsu today introduces a new solution intended to provide peace of
mind for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) that rely on Information
and Communications Technology (ICT) to do optimized business. Launched at
CeBIT, the new Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX420 introduces simplified clustering
technology designed to help extend system uptime and protect business
continuity in the event of an ICT system failure.

    As companies of all sizes in all market segments increasingly rely on ICT
to run their business, this has increased the impact of an unplanned
system failure, such as a server crash. For a company taking orders
online, unplanned server downtime may have disastrous consequences in
terms of lost and delayed orders.

    Until now, sophisticated failover technology promising greater uptime --
and therefore better business continuity -- has been too expensive and
complicated for small and mid-size businesses. Fujitsu is changing that
with the introduction of its new PRIMERGY CX420 dual-node cluster server,
which is designed to deliver system high availability (HA) for
organizations with limited ICT expertise and budgets. As simple to run as
an everyday industry-standard server, the new PRIMERGY CX420 provides
added assurance through built-in system failover, ensuring that
technology glitches have a minimal impact on day-to-day business.

    Clustering provides higher availability, greater resilience
CX420 S1 is a dual-node cluster server platform, meaning that it is made
up of two individual PRIMERGY CX272 S1 server nodes located side-by-side
within the unit. It leverages new high availability features provided
with Microsoft Windows Server(R) 2012 to introduce clustering at a new
lower price point than ever before. Should one of the two cluster nodes
fail, then the system fail-safe triggers an automatic start for the
other, which will normally be online and fully functional within minutes.
This process is known as failover and although it does not provide
continuous uptime in the case of a system failure, it does minimize
unplanned downtime and service disruption.

    Ready to run out-of-the-box, the Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX420 comes packed with
internal shared storage space, meaning that additional external storage
is usually no longer needed. Complicated hard drive RAID controllers are
also replaced by simpler and cheaper Serial Attached SCSI via a Host Bus
Adaptor, while the built-in "Storage Spaces" functionality in Windows
Server 2012 provides a less capital-intensive approach.

    Supporting Quote
 Uwe Neumeier, Vice-President, PRIMERGY business at
Fujitsu Technology Solutions
 "Unplanned server downtime costs time and
money, not to mention the inconvenience. Today, SMBs rely on ICT just as
much as large enterprises, but have been held back from implementing high
availability technology due to the cost and complexity. We are addressing
this with the new Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX420 server, which is in a class of
its own, offering a proven and affordable out-of-the-box server solution
designed to prevent IT downtime, without the big-business price

 The Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX420 S1 and PRIMERGY CX272 S1
will be generally available in North America in June.


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About Fujitsu
 Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and
communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of
technology products, solutions and services. Over 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 4.5
trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.
For more information, please see

    Fujitsu America, Inc. is a leading ICT solutions provider for
organizations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Fujitsu enables
clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings
and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed
services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms
and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage,
software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please
visit: and 

    Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and "shaping tomorrow with you" are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and
other countries. PRIMERGY is a trademark or registered trademark of
Fujitsu Technology Solutions in the United States and other countries.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows Server are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other
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their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is
accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance


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Fujitsu America, Inc.
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