New Fujitsu servers tackle power and space issues
12 February 2015 | 0
Fujitsu has expanded its dual-socket PRIMERGY server line up, with new models that are specifically designed to tackle the issue of data centres limited by energy and space restrictions.
In rack and blade options, the new servers are designed to reduce cost, improve efficiency and accelerate workloads to deliver optimum, scalable levels of productivity, according to Fujitsu, while still meeting specific maximum limits in terms of rack space and caps on power and cooling.
The PRIMERGY RX2530 M1 rack server delivers maximum performance from a slender 1U form factor, say its makers, “making it the perfect choice for virtualisation and scale-out deployments”.
Fujitsu said that its capabilities are underlined by a new SPECpower_ssj2008 energy efficiency benchmark record in the class of 1U rack servers at launch, achieving a new industry-best level of efficiency with a score of 9811 overall ssj_ops/watt (operations per Watt of power). This achievement, said Fujitsu, validates the company’s continuing ability “to deliver servers designed to get the most from every Watt of energy”.
“We see our customers reaching limits in terms of power consumption and physical space in their established data centre environments,” said Uwe Neumeier, vice president, Global Server Business, Fujitsu. “At the same time, most businesses are demanding ever more scalability, availability and performance. Fujitsu is addressing this challenge with very energy efficient servers like the new 1U dual-socket PRIMERGY RX2530 rack model, which has just set a new class record for power consumption.”
The PRIMERGY BX2580 M1 server is a blade system optimised for handling virtualisation and other demanding workloads. Both new servers, said Fujitsu, join the recently refreshed PRIMERGY line-up, which feature dual-socket systems with a comprehensive line-up of improvements based on field feedback from customers.
The new servers include new features such as the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family plus super-fast DDR4 memory technology to help boost application performance. Fujitsu also helps reduce the overhead of IT labour to administer and manage server farms through additions such as Embedded Lifecycle Management, which is part of the widely deployed Fujitsu Software ServerView Suite.
Both new servers are optimised for integration into existing network landscapes, says Fujitsu, and can dynamically scale I/O bandwidth to meet application needs, through to the use of a unique, modular, scalable and field interchangeable LOM architecture (LAN On Mainboard), known as DynamicLoM, and Universal Converged Network Adapters.
“We are delighted to welcome the new rack and blade servers to the Business-Centric PRIMERGY Servers range,” said Kenneth Keogh, director of Business Development, Fujitsu Ireland. “PRIMERGY servers already have a great reputation in the Irish market and this addition to our portfolio perfectly meets new customers’ needs, which is to reduce energy footprint and maximise efficiency without increasing costs.”