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Media Alert: Fujitsu Offers Affordable Shared Storage Blade

Media Alert: Fujitsu Offers Affordable Shared Storage Blade

Fujitsu PRIMERGY NX650 Network Attached Storage Blade Scales to 1.5 TB of Storage

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/20/09 --

Event: Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced the PRIMERGY<sup>&reg;</sup> NX650 network attached storage (NAS) blade, providing flexible, affordable network-based storage for departmental and enterprise applications. Supporting the consolidation strategies adopted by many businesses today, the PRIMERGY NX650 allows integrated data access from all server blades within a Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX600 S3 chassis, as well as external servers on the same network. Up to two 730GB PRIMERGY NX650 NAS blades can be attached to a single BX620 Intel<sup>&reg;</sup> Xeon<sup>&reg;</sup> blade server, creating a total storage capacity of 1.5TB per instance.

Quote: "Fujitsu is taking the lead in serving the unique needs of growing mid-sized businesses and departmental users that face the same multi-system storage demands as large companies but don't have the budgets or personnel to support expensive, complex storage area network solutions," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems. "The PRIMERGY NX650 NAS blade enables companies to cost-effectively build out a high-performance, high-capacity storage infrastructure without the intensive management demands of other solutions."

Key Features of the PRIMERGY NX650 NAS Blade

  • Designed for installation into the PRIMERGY BX600 S3 chassis, offering integrated and network-wide access to stored data

  • As many as two blades can be attached per server blade to create 1.5TB of NAS storage per NAS server

  • Up to five NX650 server/blade assemblies can be supported in a single BX600 chassis, offering up to 3.7TB of network attached storage

  • Supports Microsoft<sup>&reg;</sup> 2003/2008 Windows<sup>&reg;</sup> Unified Data Storage Server (WUDSS)

  • Serves as a file or print server and optionally as an iSCSI target for other application servers

  • High-performance bandwidth with dual 3Gbit SAS connections

  • Each storage blade supports as many as five 2.5-inch 146GB high-performance SAS disk drives. With the dual BX620 server disks, this offers a total of 12 RAID-protected disk drives

  • Maximum flexibility and durability with RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 protection with integral battery backup unit

Availability

The PRIMERGY NX650 NAS blade is available now.

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<sup>&reg;</sup> 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 organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 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 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

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