Fujitsu brings out Primergy BX400 server for midsize companies

by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 01, 2010

BX400Fujitsu recently launched Primergy BX400 - blade server technology designed for smaller and mid-size businesses. The technology is a blade system built from the ground up with large computing and storage requirements, including branch offices.

“The Primergy BX400 is a complete Dynamic Infrastructure of up to eight server and storage blades as well as network components supplemented with Fujitsu services extended into the cloud with Dynamic Services. Its small size is ideally suited for midsized companies with big computing and storage needs, needing no specialized power, cooling, or IT expertise,” remarked Mehul Doshi, country manager enterprise servers, Fujitsu India.

This green datacenter in a box, as stated by the company, provides a combination of up to eight server or storage blades in a small enclosure, supported by a comprehensive set of solutions and services. It combines virtual storage appliance using technology from Fujitsu’s partnership with NetApp, with input/output flexibility and bandwidth from Dynamic Cube blade system.

The company informed that the product reduces power bills by up to 30 percent, and it includes ServerView software suite, and components such ServerView Resource Coordinator VE and Virtual IO Manager deliver uniform operations for pools of physical and virtual servers combined with cost-effective high availability.

Fujitsu’s comprehensive Primergy server blade portfolio can host the full range of applications in both physical and virtualized environments, equipped as they are with the latest Intel Xeon 5600 series processors and large memory capacities. The Primergy BX400 is compatible with each component of the comprehensive Primergy BX blade portfolio. For larger enterprises that need an enhancement to the Primergy BX900, but don’t need the computing power of 18 server blades, this server can enhance and supplement current configurations.

BX400 supports current and previous versions of operating systems like Windows and Linux, as well as common hypervisors like Microsoft HyperV, VMware and Citrix Xen. The server can be equipped with the same Primergy BX server, storage, connection and management blades known from the Primergy BX900.

The server will be available globally in December 2010.