Server racks are often considered the dullest parts of a data center. After all, what should be interesting about pieces of furniture that typically look like someone had allowed IKEA designers to cast their artistic visions in steel? At second glance, however, they turn out to be far more sophisticated than most people expect – and hence more relevant for building modern DC infrastructures. Fujitsu's new PRIMECENTER M2 rack family is a perfect example.
What happens to a company that suddenly loses larger parts of its core data, such as the product or customer database, logistical or configuration information regarding virtual servers? Maybe not a lot at first, but if data and applications aren't available again on the third day, even the most tolerant clients and suppliers may start looking for alternatives. Or imagine an online shop that is not accessible within a few seconds. Many visitors will simply leave the website and buy somewhere else. The best way to prevent such catastrophic events is to build IT infrastructures that have high availability (HA) built in and support fast and concise backup and recovery. Fujitsu's server and storage systems enable businesses to do just that – so they can get back on track as fast as possible.
With server performance and density growing on an annual basis and data centers ever expanding, keeping the appropriate operating temperature can turn into a real challenge both from a technical and a financial perspective. This is particularly true for so-called scale-out environments, i.e. farms of server clusters that handle massively parallel workloads, as well as for high-performance computing (HPC). With Fujitsu's new Cool-Central® Liquid Cooling Technology in place, administrators can sit back and chill out.