SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

December 19, 2006 08:00 ET

Fujitsu ETERNUS4000 Storage System Sets New World Record in Storage Performance

Storage Performance Council Delivers Unbiased Measurement of Storage Solutions

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 --Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced that the ETERNUS®4000 Model 500 storage system achieved the top position with the Storage Performance Council (SPC) in two benchmarks for mid-range disk array performance. The benchmark results, listed on the SPC website at www.storageperformance.org, attest to the Fujitsu-wide commitment to delivering greater value to customers.

The Fujitsu ETERNUS4000 announced earlier this year is the first storage system from a global vendor to include encryption native to the drive. ETERNUS4000 is also known for its innovative energy-efficient MAID technology and an active-active controller architecture ensuring continuous access to data for better system performance.

The Storage Performance Council (SPC), a vendor-neutral standards body, has created the first industry-standard performance benchmark targeted at the needs and concerns of the storage industry. From component-level evaluation to the measurement of complete distributed storage systems, SPC benchmarks provide a rigorous, audited and reliable measure of performance.

The SPC-1 benchmark consists of a single workload designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem while performing typical business critical functions characterized by predominately random I/O operations such as those required for OLTP, database operations, and mail server implementations. The ETERNUS4000 Model 500 achieved the best score in the mid-range category with 60,003.51 SPC-1 IOPS™ (the maximum I/O Request Throughput at the 100 percent load point) for a $6.54/SPC-1 IOPS price performance representing a more than 190 percent IOPS to dollars improvement over the ETERNUS 3000 equivalent model.

The SPC-2 benchmark consists of three distinct workloads designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem during the execution of business critical applications that require the large-size, sequential movement of data, such as large file processing (e.g., scientific computing and large-scale financial processing), large database queries (e.g., data mining and business intelligence), and video streaming. The ETERNUS4000 Model 500 achieved the best score in the mid-range category with 1, 985.63 SPC-2 MBPS™ (which represents the aggregate data rate of all three SPC-2 workloads) for a $114.72/SPC-2 MBPS price performance.

"The Storage Performance Council benchmarks validate what our customers already know -- Fujitsu is committed to delivering the highest-performance-per-dollar solutions available in the industry today," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of Fujitsu Computer Systems. "With the broad range of Fujitsu solutions, from servers, to storage, to mobile devices, to software and services and more, our loyal customers come back to Fujitsu for unmatched quality, value, and customer service."

About the ETERNUS4000 Storage Systems

The Fujitsu ETERNUS4000 is the first storage system from a global vendor to include encryption native to the drive. The Fujitsu ETERNUS4000 storage systems offer innovative, energy-efficient MAID technology and an active-active controller architecture ensuring continuous access to data. This storage system combines midrange-level cost effectiveness with enterprise-level performance, flexible capacity, world-class reliability, and non-stop operation. The ETERNUS4000 Model 500 is perfect for performance sensitive, capacity-intensive mid-range to high-range application requirements. Designed for availability, performance, and ease of management the ETERNUS4000 Model 500 delivers impressive performance, extensive capacity (up to 210 TB) and uncompromised availability.

TRIOLE Strategy

Fujitsu is committed to providing its customers with products, solutions and services that will further optimize their IT infrastructure and improve their business agility. Its TRIOLE® strategy is the aggregate of three core principles: virtualization, automation and integration. Fujitsu has applied these principles to design and deliver highly adaptive IT solutions with the highest levels of compatibility and consistency. The result enables customers to increase efficiency, enhance agility and improve continuity now and into the future. For more information on the TRIOLE strategy please visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/triole

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 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 open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

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ETERNUS4000 Model 500 SPC-1 Benchmark Results

- SPC-1 IOPS: 60,003.51
- SPC-1 Price-Performance: $6.54/SPC-1 IOPS™
- Total ASU Capacity: 6,820.178 GB
- Data Protection Level: Mirroring
- Total TSC Price (including three-year maintenance): $392,174

ETERNUS4000 Model 500 SPC-2 Benchmark Results

- SPC-2 MBPS: 1,985.63
- SPC-2 Price-Performance: $114.72
- Total ASU Capacity: 2,284.923GB
- Data Protection Level: Mirroring
- Total TSC Price (including three-year maintenance): $227,783

*Note: The benchmark result above has been applied for SPC-2 registration.
(SPC-2 Submission Identifier: B00013)

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