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July 11, 2017
Back in April, a so-called Product Change Notification from Intel suddenly appeared online, providing CIOs and IT departments with a first glimpse at the naming conventions and tech specs of the company's upcoming "Purley" line of server processors. Essentially a 'port' of the Skylake microarchitecture to the Xeon brand, it is intended to serve as the "foundation for secure, agile, multi-cloud data centers" and gives users a wider range of "workload-optimized" performance options to choose from. Starting in July, the Purley platform – officially dubbed the Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family – will appear in our new, fourth generation of dual- and quad-socket PRIMERGY servers as well as the PRIMEQUEST 3800B.
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June 08, 2017
With its new, free-of-charge offer "Autocall," Fujitsu intelligently improves the handling of service incidents for PRIMERGY, ETERNUS, PRIMEQUEST and PRIMEFLEX products. The refined service is designed to improve response times and convenience for customers, Fujitsu Partners and service personnel alike.
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March 28, 2017
While the majority of mono-socket PRIMERGY systems consists of tower servers, Fujitsu has long made it a rule to also offer a rack version that uses the same components and basic concepts, only this time in a 1U housing – or pizza-box, as some might say. The result is an affordable, highly configurable server that fits in almost everywhere and efficiently handles simple as well as business-critical tasks.
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March 28, 2017
Once small and medium businesses have grown accustomed to the advantages of genuine x64 servers, they will inevitably develop a taste for the more sophisticated features of the platform, such as extended scalability, expandability, and flexibility. The FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY TX1330 M3 was developed to exactly meet these advanced requirements.
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March 28, 2017
Over the years, Fujitsu has often been lauded for its ability to build servers that are small enough to fit into almost any environment, but still offer robust performance and a comprehensive set of capabilities. Our new PRIMERGY TX1320 M3 was designed to keep up that reputation – it's a state of the art, ultra-compact full-fledged server that SMEs can utilize to expand their business.
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March 28, 2017
As IT infrastructures continually evolve, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are still looking for an entry into the world of server-based computing, while others are looking to expand their existing server infrastructure via cost effective platforms. The FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY TX1310 M3 has all the capabilities it takes to meet both requirements.
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February 06, 2017
The first two parts of our mini-series covered central aspects of Microsoft's cloud-oriented new server OS as well as key innovations in Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition. In the third and final part, we'll focus on the security and storage/data protection enhancements that play central roles in the Datacenter Edition – more precisely, on guarded fabrics, shielded VMs, Storage Spaces Direct, and Storage Replica.
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December 17, 2016
In our previous post we gave you an overview of the editions of Microsoft's cloud-oriented new server OS as well as the distinct installation options that exist for varying usage scenarios. Today, we'll talk about the most innovative central features in Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition – namely, Just Enough Administration/Just-in-Time Administration, Nested Virtualization, Containers, and an upgraded Windows Defender.
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December 13, 2016
Back in the late 1990s, many self-appointed IT gurus seemed slightly amused when Microsoft – then still led by founder Bill Gates – proclaimed its five-year-old server OS was now ready to compete in the data center market. Today, these announcements look like some of the most humble forecasts ever to come out of Redmond,: last August, researchers for IT pro network Spiceworks found that editions of Windows Server are now powering 9 out of 10 on-premises machines (87.7%), with the rest running Linux or Unix derivatives. With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft continues its quest for a similar position in the cloud.
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November 09, 2016
With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has unleashed the second generation of its cloud-ready server operating system. Along with technical and functional improvements, this latest release introduces a new, core-based licensing model for the popular Standard and Datacenter Editions that replaces the traditional processor-based approach. According to Microsoft, this method "provides a more consistent licensing metric [...], improves workload portability" and generally helps to streamline the licensing process.
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September 29, 2016
Today's almost proverbial data tsunami entails a number of consequences that often escape professional and public scrutiny. One is that it drives massive power consumption and energy costs – not only because servers, storage and network equipment suck lots of electricity from the grid, but also because standard technologies used in server and data center cooling add their own fair amount on top of that. This article explains how Fujitsu's sophisticated cooling technology can help solve the latter problem.
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July 13, 2016
Since 2013, Fujitsu's PRIMEQUEST line of high-end servers has been heralded as the long-awaited product family that will bring UNIX-like performance and reliability to x86 architectures. Three years and numerous benchmark and world records later, the promise still lives on – and has just been refreshed with the latest product generation.
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July 04, 2016
Until not too long ago, high-performance computing (HPC) was considered to be a discipline that mainly benefits academia, research, and large governmental or public institutions. But with Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) on the rise, more and more traditional industries – from automotive through healthcare and retail to utilities – have developed, and are still developing, a desire for server systems that will successfully tackle the expected surge of data and workloads. Fujitsu's new PRIMERGY CX600 M1, equipped with PRIMERGY CX1640 M1 server nodes based on Intel's latest-generation Xeon Phi™ processors (aka Knights Landing), was designed to fulfill their desire.
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May 30, 2016
Despite serious warnings from their IT departments, many C-level executives and non-techies still seem to hold on to some popular beliefs about servers and data center infrastructures that may have rung true in the 1990s, but would provoke major outages today. We've picked up on the five most popular of these tales for a reality check and provide ammunition for the next time you have to enter negotiations with customers who want to run 24/7 services without investing in proper hardware.
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May 09, 2016
Today's server systems perform legions of critical functions they weren't tasked with five or ten years ago. As a result, the systems themselves are getting ever more complex, and the same goes for the management duties of a typical server administrator. At the same time, users increasingly depend on reliable IT services and infrastructures, and are becoming less tolerant of delays or downtimes. IT departments are thus forced to look for 'management methods' that will allow them to handle the growing complexity with more ease and confidence. One of these methods is called out-of-band or lights-out management (LOM) and has undergone substantial improvements in the latest edition of Fujitsu's ServerView® Suite.
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March 31, 2016
With new, fourth-generation Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 (aka Broadwell-EP) processors under the hood, Fujitsu's PRIMERGY M2 servers fit into an even broader range of usage scenarios than their predecessors.
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November 12, 2015
When you talk about "infrastructures," most people – including IT professionals – automatically envision a few hundred desktops, dozens of servers, and a bunch of dedicated storage systems. But the truth is, they start building those infrastructures much earlier, with the purchase of their first server. So it's all the more important to buy the right system from the get-go – one that's flexible enough to fit into varying usage scenarios and serve as a building block for expanding environments. Fujitsu's refreshed trio of mono-socket PRIMERGY rack and tower servers meets both demands.
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November 09, 2015
The IT revolution of the past decades has massively altered the ways in which individuals and organizations work. At the same time, it has sparked a multitude of ongoing debates about issues such as data growth, performance bottlenecks or optimal compute and networking architectures. Equally important, but somewhat less popular is the topic of critical, database-reliant workloads, so-called database applications: in a world that's increasingly IT-dependent, their number is also constantly on the rise. Unfortunately, the number of adequate server systems that can handle such jobs without wrecking budget plans is fairly limited. Fujitsu's second-generation PRIMEQUEST 2000 systems were built to end that scarcity.
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November 07, 2015
Aside from earthquakes, fires and floods, there are only very few things IT departments dread as much as current fluctuations, power outages, and the data and revenue losses that follow. To counter these, they will typically deploy external uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) to keep servers and storage systems running until they can be shut down in organized manner. The problem with UPSs, however, is that they're bulky, expensive and hard to manage. Fujitsu's Integrated Battery Backup Unit for PRIMERGY Servers (FJBU) is a far better alternative.
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October 01, 2015
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.
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