SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

February 27, 2008 12:00 ET

Fujitsu Announces Support for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008

Combination of New Microsoft Products and High-Performance, High-Reliability Solutions From Fujitsu Keep Infrastructures Ahead of Growing Business Demand

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced support for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008. The combination of Fujitsu and Microsoft offers a range of solutions that help organizations create efficient, powerful and agile infrastructures even in the face of constantly growing performance requirements. High-performance, high-reliability platforms from Fujitsu ensure customers can take maximum advantage of the new features and capabilities of Windows 2008 solutions.

Fujitsu PRIMERGY(R) servers, based on Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors, support all three new Windows Server products, and Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST(TM) servers, based on the Dual Core Intel(R) Itanium(R) processors, create the perfect system environment for SQL Server 2008. Fujitsu Consulting also offers solutions that leverage the benefits of Microsoft solutions, including Visual Studio 2008.

"Our relationship with Microsoft is central to our success," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of marketing for Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. "Our primary objective is to help customers achieve their business goals. With the powerful capabilities of Microsoft's latest solutions and the celebrated reliability of the Fujitsu platform, our customers can do more and do it more cost effectively -- while staying focused on what matters to them most, running their businesses."

PRIMERGY Servers

With a wide range of rack, blade and tower servers, the PRIMERGY server family lets customers build any type of IT solution utilizing the entire Microsoft software stack. In combination with Windows Server 2008, PRIMERGY servers offer vast potential for increasing the efficiency, reliability, and economy of IT infrastructures, including consolidating existing IT landscapes, scaling up with larger or more powerful components, and building high-availability solutions for business-critical computing. Whether launching mobility applications or ensuring the highest levels of data security for geographically distributed cluster solutions, PRIMERGY provides the power and reliability organizations need.

The Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX120

Organizations can now deploy Microsoft's latest software products on the industry's most energy efficient server solution, the Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX120, the first in a new category of ultra-compact servers from Fujitsu. This full-featured PRIMERGY server with high performance, high availability and remote management, consumes 40 percent less power than standard tower servers. Multiple, large diameter fans and advanced cooling components keep it whisper quiet, making it the perfect server for office workspaces, and for distributed and small or home office applications, small retail environments, back-office servers, and small office application servers -- all running Windows Server 2008.

PRIMEQUEST SERVERS

PRIMEQUEST servers unite the power and resilience of data center architectures with the openness and easy manageability of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The ideal high-performance platform for business-critical applications that demand total availability, reliability, and agility, PRIMEQUEST server features are based on the extensive Fujitsu know-how in mainframe and high-performance server designs. PRIMEQUEST servers can deliver "five nines" of availability to Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and the combination of the two technologies offers:

--  Scalability to increase server loads without restricting system
    availability
--  Flexibility to support multiple instances of SQL Server 2008 databases
    in electrically isolated partitions or provide a large single image
    platform for hosting consolidated databases
--  Enhanced reliability based on operating in System Mirror mode, where
    crossbars and memory are run in parallel to provide fault immunity to the
    transient errors that may cause system panics
--  Enhanced availability with the ability to replace failed components
    with a hot-standby system board
    

Industry-Leading Solutions

Fujitsu Consulting, the North American consulting and services arm of the Fujitsu group, has developed the following solutions that help Fujitsu customers take full advantage of the latest Microsoft capabilities.

Transaction Linked Content (TLC), an enterprise content management (ECM) solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, utilizes the workflow capabilities of Windows Server 2008 and is realized through Visual Studio 2008. The solution provides highly scalable image capture inside the firewall and across the Internet, and links content to SAP(R) transactions, medical records, or other enterprise resource planning (ERP) and line-of-business (LOB) system records. The TLC solution was developed in partnership with KnowledgeLake and K2(TM).

The Microsoft Visual Basic modernization solution provides 100 percent code conversion from Visual Basic 6.0 to VB.Net, enabling ongoing development and maintenance in Visual Studio 2008. Pattern-based Visual Basic migration enables data layer conversion from a legacy database (such as Oracle(R)) to SQL Server 2008.

"Our customers are excited about the vibrant ecosystem that has developed around Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008," said Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft Corp. "Fujitsu's dedication to delivering high quality products and technologies means that customers will derive real value from these new offerings literally from day one."

About Fujitsu Consulting

Fujitsu Consulting is the North American consulting and services arm of the $43.2-billion Fujitsu group. Fujitsu Consulting integrates the core expertise of the Fujitsu companies and its partners to deliver complete solutions in the areas of enterprise information management, packaged application implementation, IT modernization, IT governance, managed services and business process services. Through its full range of IT consulting, implementation and management services and its industry-recognized strategic approach, Macroscope(R), Fujitsu Consulting enables clients to build more value into their IT investments and drive their leadership in the marketplace.

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 customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that create infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, PRIMEQUEST 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. Intel, Itanium, Xeon and the Intel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. K2 is registered trademark or trademark of SourceCode Technology Holdings, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. SAP is a trademark or registered trademark of SAP AG in Germany and several other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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