SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

December 02, 2008 08:00 ET

Fujitsu Introduces Resource Coordinator Virtual Edition

Software Delivers Enterprises a Unified Management View of Physical and Virtualized Servers, Reducing Administration Cost and TCO

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation announced the North American availability of Resource Coordinator Virtual Edition (RCVE), software that provides enterprise data centers and cloud computing providers with improved management control, rapid reconfiguration capabilities, and fully automated failover for both physical and virtualized blade servers.

News Highlights

-- RCVE reduces the time and resources needed to install, configure and recover workloads on blade servers, regardless of whether the servers are physical or virtualized.

Key features include:

-- Recovery for high availability - RCVE is more affordable than clustering - enterprises can choose the same lower cost, highly available, highly reliable Fujitsu PRIMERGY(R) blade servers for use in their physical and virtual environments. A single spare can be shared between the two, with RCVE working in concert with VMWare's VMotion(TM).

-- Uniform interface - The single management view of physical and virtual environments simplifies system administration and reduces the number of errors; hierarchical system views help pinpoint hardware problems, enabling faster recovery and minimizing service disruptions.

-- I/O virtualization - Leveraging embedded virtualization features in Fujitsu PRIMERGY blades, the software automates SAN reconfiguration when switching over servers, solving a common virtualization recovery complaint. The feature works with nearly all market-leading SAN storage systems.

-- Fast provisioning - New blades can be added or recovered faster and automatically, increasing hardware availability and service levels while lowering administration costs.

-- Backup and restore capabilities - RCVE increases ease of back-up and recovery for both virtualized and native environments through unified views and storage of three "golden image" versions.

-- Availability and Pricing: The Fujitsu RCVE software is available now. Pricing starts at $7,600 per PRIMERGY chassis, including management software and agent software for either Windows or Linux blades.

Quotes

Richard McCormack, senior vice president of marketing at Fujitsu Computer Systems: "As virtualized server deployments continue to gain ground in data centers, RCVE allows Fujitsu customers to get the most from their all their infrastructure investments. The robust, unified management capabilities of RCVE eliminate the existing disconnect between the physical and virtualized environments, while simplified administration and increased availability save time and reduce costs."

John Enck, managing vice president for Gartner: "While the benefits of a virtualized data center are clear, many organizations are finding the slow transition painful because they are forced to manage systems in two distinct worlds. Solutions that can bridge these worlds and unify -- and simplify -- the management of all systems will ease the burden on IT managers, drive down costs, and help accelerate the migration to data center-wide virtualization. This has the potential to directly and significantly benefit a company's bottom line."

Resources

The Fujitsu Approach to Virtualization

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE(R) strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/ computers for further information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. PRIMERGY is a trademark or registered trademark of Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH in the United States and other countries. VMotion is a trademark or registered trademark of VMware Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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