Fujitsu Goes All-Out for U.S. SAN Market

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2006-09-25 Print this article Print

Japan's No. 2 storage manufacturer comes up with "world's largest-capacity" storage drives in direct competition with U.S. leaders IBM, EMC and HP.

Fujitsu Computer Systems, trying hard to establish a foothold in the U.S. enterprise-class SAN market, will introduce a series of new storage systems Sept. 26 that the company claims feature the world's largest-capacity drives.

Fujitsu's new Eternus 8000 and Eternus 4000 systems, which compete directly with offerings from IBM, Hewlett Packard and EMC, come equipped with advanced data security and integrity features, including automatic 128-bit disk data encryption, said Fujitsu vice president of storage product marketing Nori Kondo.

In addition, the high-end Eternus 8000 incorporates the world's largest storage capacity drives, Kondo said.

The Eternus 8000 Model 2100 provides a whopping 1.38 petabytes of internal storage—when using the maximum number (2,760) of disk drives.

The Eternus 8000 accommodates up to eight controller modules, each equipped with a 3.6GHz dual-core processor that generates processing performance approximately 2.5 times faster than previous Eternus 6000 models, Kondo said.

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