Fujitsu Siemens Computers Enhances the PRIMERGY Blade Ecosystem BX600 S3

06 Jun 2007 [10:29h]     Bookmark and Share

Fujitsu Siemens Computers Enhances the PRIMERGY Blade Ecosystem BX600 S3

Fujitsu Siemens Computers Enhances the PRIMERGY Blade Ecosystem BX600 S3

IT managers must continuously improve performance and reduce energy consumption in their data centers. Products from Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European IT provider, meet such needs.The already excellent ratio of performance to energy consumption offered by the PRIMERGY blade server system has been improved by the new server blade BX620 S4.

It is based on the latest Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5300 series, which has particularly low power consumption, yet delivers top-level performance. The new PRIMERGY BX620 S4 has achieved a benchmark world-record result for dual-socket servers on the two-tier  SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark. On May 16, 2007, the PRIMERGY BX620 S4 achieved the following result on the SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark: 1,870 SAP SD Benchmark users and an average dialogue-response time of 1.95 seconds.[1]

The enhanced PRIMERGY Blade Ecosystem combines the blade server BX600 S3 with a new midplane and optimized performance which provides the prerequisites for much higher input/output (I/O) throughput. The new servers are available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The PRIMERGY Blade Ecosystem BX600 S3 and its components optimize both LAN and SAN networking; a larger and faster number of communication interfaces can be used via the new server blade PRIMERGY BX620 S4. The m idplane of the new blade server BX600 S3 is an important feature that acts as the interface between the server blades and all the other system components. This passive midplane now offers interfaces for 60 Gigabit Ethernet cables (compared with 20 in the BX600 S2) and end-to-end Fiber Channel connections with speeds of up 4 Gbit/s.

Users experience high I/O throughput at all server levels, faster access to data, quicker applications as well as efficient and stable communication between the server blades and the other system components. This strengthens the position of the BX600 S3 Blade Ecosystem as an optimal consolidation and virtualization platform.

The increase in throughput rates in the storage sector (SAN) is the result of powerful Fiber Channel switch and pass-through blades. There also is complete support from a new 4Gbit/s Fibre Channel Mezzanine Card Host Bus Adapter. Six G iga bit Ethernet LAN channels on-board with iSCSI support triple the number of s tandard LAN connections, as well as the optional operation and/or booting memory subsystems via iSCSI. iSCSI technology increases cost efficiency by using existing (Ethernet) infrastructures and administration expertise. At the same time, it combines the advantages of Fiber Channel based SAN solutions and IP-based NAS solutions.

Thanks to its multiple functions, the PRIMERGY Blade Ecosytem BX6 0 0 S3 is the ideal choice for a wide range of application areas – from demanding terminal server farms to high-performance databases and application servers in the data center. Its “smart architecture” helps to  flawlessly link and use existing and future hardware components without any problem, protecting investments and maximizing return on investment.

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European IT provider with a strategic focus on next-generation Mobility and DynamicDataCenter products, services and solutions. With a platform and services portfolio of exceptional depth, our offering extends from handhelds through desktops to enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services offerings. Fujitsu Siemens Computers has a presence in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with the services division extending coverage up to 170 countries worldwide. Leveraging the strengths, innovation and global reach of our joint shareholders, Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, we make sure we meet the needs of customers: large corporations, small and medium enterprises and private users. To meet international standards for corporate social responsibility, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a member of the United Nations Global Compact.

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