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Fujitsu Primergy CX1000 Built to Float Clouds

Executive Summary

Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY CX1000 has been designed from the ground up to support scale-out
infrastructures on an industry-standard platform. CX1000 simultaneously addresses the
four main challenges of large scale-out datacenters – i.e., performance, cost,
power/cooling, and footprint – by providing:

  • Scale-out performance, delivered with replicable building blocks consisting of 38 servers in each CX1000 enclosure
  • A lower cost of acquisition and operations through a minimalistic server design approach
  • The Cool-Central™ cooling architecture, which can reduce power/heat energy costs by up to 20% and more
  • A datacenter footprint that is up to 40% smaller than traditional systems, enabled by back-to-back setup of enclosures

To reduce costs, the compute nodes in the CX1000 do not have any redundancy functions. Instead, the system is designed to allow failed nodes to be replaced with great ease, leaving most of the responsibility for maintaining availability to software. The CoolCentral™ cooling mechanism in the CX1000 allows many CX1000 racks to be arranged throughout a datacenter in a much smaller footprint than traditional rack servers,
significantly improving the efficiency of scaling out on the platform.

Scale-out computing and x86 hardware play a central role in cloud computing, which promises to change the economics of IT by greatly increasing the flexibility of matching workloads with the resources they need. CX1000 clearly reflects the requirements of cloud computing in its design. While the distinctions between the CX1000 and Fujitsu’s other PRIMERGY platforms may appear to be subtle, they will have a major impact when multiplied over the large-scale deployments required by cloud computing.

New Conferencing Platform Boosts Business Efficiency

Client

Fujitsu is a leading provider of global IT  solutions. It has around 186,000 employees worldwide, supporting customers in over 70 countries. Fujitsu Group Properties
provides central management services for the group, including the supply and support of ICT infrastructure. In the UK and Eire the company recently integrated Fujitsu Services and Fujitsu Technology Solutions (FTS) to form a single unit
focused on IT services and the distribution of computing hardware. That integration provided the opportunity to review and standardise communications facilities.

Challenge

With a diverse and global workforce, Fujitsu makes frequent use of real time collaboration facilities, but different technology platforms and service providers were in play. A fully hosted service from BT Conferencing was selected as a standard solution, comprising an on demand and bookable audio conferencing service with Microsoft® Office Live Meeting web conferencing.

Scott McKeown, Technical Architect at Fujitsu Group Properties says: “We chose BT Conferencing because of our highly positive experience of working together in Europe and Japan, along with the attractive commercial terms on offer.”

Fujitsu, Osmosyz Offer First Scan Platform For EMR Standard Compliance

<p>By <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/news/viewarticle.asp?article=79478">Lisa Reider</a>, BLI Senior Product Editor, Scanners and Environmental</p> <p>Fujitsu and software company, Osmosyz, have teamed up to offer a one-of-a-kind solution to help medical offices across the country comply with new electronic document standards, which outline certain filing and indexing rules for electronic health records that will increase patient record interoperability among participating health facilities. This system will replace hard copy file transfers and faxing of patient files and medical records.</p> <p>As a part of the Obama administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, medical offices and healthcare facilities have been urged to digitize patient records for a more efficient and accurate means of healthcare communication among doctors and offices. This push for electronic medical records may also reduce overall long term medical costs by reducing filing errors and manual labor. </p>

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Fujitsu Recognised as a Challenger in European Data Centre Outsourcing Services

<p><b>Sep 16, 2011</b> London, — Fujitsu has been recognised by the research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. in its annual report, “Gartner Magic Quadrant: European Data Centre Outsourcing &amp; Utility Services(1)”, as a Challenger in Data Centre Service across Europe.</p> <p>Fujitsu has challenged competitors through the deployment of cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) / Infrastructure Utility Services (IUS) as a key efficiency enabler alongside established efficiency improvements such as IT virtualisation and IT system management automation.</p> <p>Fujitsu continues to challenge its competitors through investment of $1.2 billion in cloud technology and capability, including the establishment of a standard Global Cloud Platform delivering trusted server and storage functionality over a secure network from Fujitsu's data centres in the UK, across Europe and the rest of the World. The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering is used by business and government alongside Fujitsu’s bespoke managed services.</p>

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Fujitsu Releases Solution for Consolidating Internal Data for Independent Administrative Institutions

<p><strong>Tokyo, August 31, 2011 —</strong> Fujitsu today announced the release of a new edition of its &quot;IPKNOWLEDGE&quot; internal information consolidation solution for public organizations, which boasts a deployment track record of over 1,000 systems that has been expanded and enhanced for use by independent administrative institutions<sup>(<a href="http://www.fujitsu.com/global/news/pr/archives/month/2011/20110831-01.ht...)</sup> in Japan. </p> <p>The new solution centrally manages a wide range of information associated with the internal operations of independent administrative institutions, including information relevant to accounting, HR, payroll, general affairs, document management, and travel expenses management. In addition to facilitating the coordination of different tasks during times of personnel change, structural reform, budget management, and system reform, the solution also offers an electronic authorization feature that enables all tasks to be authorized from a single screen, thereby enabling improved operational efficiency. In addition, all tasks feature a common easy-to-use interface design, making operations uniform and effortless.</p> <p>With the new solution, institutions are able to consolidate expenses related to hardware, software, operations and maintenance, and as a result, reduce costs by approximately 30% in comparison to deploying individual systems for each task.</p>

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Fujitsu Implements Group-Wide Disaster Response Drills

<p><strong>Tokyo, August 31, 2011 —</strong> Fujitsu today announced that, drawing on lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake, it will implement group-wide disaster response drills on September 1, 2011. Given the increasing risk in recent years of a major earthquake hitting the Tokyo metropolitan area, the drills are based upon a scenario in which the Tokyo metropolitan area suffers significant damage. The drills are designed to practice the initial actions to be taken by a contingency disaster response headquarters established in the Kansai region of Japan, should such circumstances occur, as well as those of group company offices affected by such as a disaster. </p> <p>Based upon a review of its response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Fujitsu Group has created a disaster response plan with revised measures. The drills envision a scenario in which the Tokyo metropolitan area suffers significant damage, resulting in power outages and communications disruptions that prevent phone (including mobile phone) and e-mail (including mobile e-mail) communications between offices, and are designed to test the ability of the contingency disaster response headquarters in handing this situation. Using a system designed for sharing information on the safety of group employees and measuring the extent of damage to facilities and equipment, as well as a system for verifying the damage sustained by customers, Fujitsu will practice the quick establishment of an internal recovery organization. Furthermore, at the same time, Fujitsu will practice the process of providing customers with recovery support for their ICT systems by quickly mobilizing support personnel for customers throughout Japan.</p>

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Fujitsu Develops World's First Cloud Platform to Leverage Big Data

<p><strong>Tokyo, August 30, 2011 —</strong> Fujitsu today announced that it is currently developing a cloud platform-tentatively named the Convergence Services Platform-that will leverage &quot;big data.&quot; Fujitsu will offer this platform in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, followed by a phased service release. </p> <p>The </p> <p>Convergence Services Platform is a PaaS platform that accumulates data collected from a variety of sensors or data that has already been collected, integrates it, processes it in real time, and uses it to make future projections. With the Convergence Services Platform, Fujitsu will be the first in the world to deliver a PaaS platform that can securely leverage different types of large data sets on one platform.</p> <p>Through the use of this platform, customers can enhance the value of their products and services, quickly bring new information services businesses on line, and enhance collaboration by aggregating information from a particular region, thereby creating new value and bringing new dynamism to regional communities.</p>

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Fujitsu Launches Service for Streamlining Business Systems

<p><strong>Tokyo, August 11, 2011 —</strong> Fujitsu today announced the launch of a service for streamlining customers' existing business systems for APM Modernization Services for Cloud. </p> <p>APM Modernization Services for Cloud, an array of services to help customers transition their business systems to the cloud, has been available since May 2010. The new offering, as part of this package, will be delivered as a service for streamlining customers' existing systems that leverages the know-how acquired by Fujitsu in the implementation of its own internal systems.</p> <p>With the new streamlining service, Fujitsu will work with the customer's existing systems in order to eliminate and integrate the least-frequently used screens and forms, combine analogous databases, and integrate interfaces that connect different systems, among other tasks.</p>

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Fujitsu Launches SaaS-based Document Management Service

<p><strong>Tokyo, July 20, 2011 —</strong> Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Chugoku Systems Limited today announced the availability of a SaaS-based version of the company's document management system, which has a deployment track record of approximately 400 companies, primarily in the manufacturing, retailing, and distribution industries. </p> <p>The new service, Documal SaaS, can store documents for each work task that are produced as part of project planning, procurement/purchasing, production, and other related operations. Delivered as a SaaS-based service that leverages the Fujitsu Group's highly-reliable datacenters, Documal SaaS eliminates the need for expensive ICT investments and allows customers to quickly begin using the service. As a result, the service makes it possible for customers to quickly deploy a document management system, in addition to sharing information and strengthening collaboration between offices and business partners in and outside Japan<sup>(<a href="http://www.fujitsu.com/global/news/pr/archives/month/2011/20110720-01.ht...)</sup>, thereby improving business efficiency. In the case of a review or audit, records of work performed using the service can be reproduced when necessary, eliminating the need to manually produce special documentation thus making the process effortless. Furthermore, the service includes a variety of highly-convenient features, such as work templates that can easily be customized by users as well as workflow functions that facilitate the management of operations logs and other information. </p>

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Managing Virtualization With Fujitsu ServerView Resource Coordinator VE

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Enterprises are entering a phase of deep technological changes, as challenging macroeconomic conditions and shrinking IT budgets force a rethink of the way IT infrastructure works and the adoption of new strategies to optimize increasingly scarce resources. Initially deployed simply as a fix to consolidate sprawling physical servers and contain hardware CapEx, virtualization has found its place at the core of innovation in the datacenter, solving a range of issues spanning from energy waste and compatibility problems with legacy applications, to high availability and ease of management.

Server virtualization does not come without a few challenges. Top of the list is the ability of IT administrators to manage IT infrastructure resources in an integrated fashion across server, storage, networking, applications, and virtual machines. Recent IDC surveys highlighted key requirements for virtualization infrastructure, include solid, optimized hardware infrastructure, perhaps based on blade servers, adequate I/O settings, and above all the correct management tools.

Fujitsu addresses those needs with its dynamic infrastructure strategy. This offering materializes what IDC believes to be a key trend in datacenters: the convergence of servers (particularly blades), storage, networking, and virtualization. In this model, Fujitsu's system management suite, ServerView, plays a central role, in particular its ServerView Resource Coordinator VE (RCVE), the tool to harmonize the management of physical and virtual environments.

RCVE is designed to bring together the capabilities and information included in the pure virtualization management environments with those stemming from hardware monitoring and balancing tools. Through the RCVE console, administrators can remotely control x86 servers, visualize the physical and virtual infrastructure, gain direct access on virtual machines and execute basic live migrations, set up affordable high availability systems and execute automated physical server deployment.

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