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Fujitsu America Inc.

December 09, 2014 06:00 ET

Public Sector Organizations Choose Fujitsu M10 SPARC Servers to Improve Efficiency and Modernize IT Operations

Scalable Enterprise System Deployed in Utilities, Higher Education and Healthcare Industries, Helps Customers Maximize IT Investments

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2014) - Organizations in the healthcare, higher education and utilities industries are slashing operating costs and maximizing the return from their investments with IT modernization and consolidation on the Fujitsu M10 SPARC server.

"The public sector is faced with tremendous pressure to modernize and improve cost efficiency on their IT investments. Fujitsu M10 servers enable organizations to reduce space requirements by up to 30x, lower power consumption by as much as 80 percent, and achieve significant operating expense savings with higher software and application resource utilization through unique capacity-on-demand features," said Alex Lam, vice president of Enterprise Business at Fujitsu America, Inc. "The dynamic scaling capabilities found on the Fujitsu M10 are key enablers that empower organizations to quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively respond to growing IT demands."

Swedish power utility, Svenska Kraftnät, recently consolidated five disparate, mission-critical database environments supporting customer billing and statistics onto two Fujitsu M10-4 systems. Svenska Kraftnät simplified its IT infrastructure with a powerful server platform that provides high-availability to support mission-critical services, efficient and inexpensive scalability for future needs, and excellent price/performance.

"The Fujitsu M10 server is an ideal consolidation platform and has resulted in significant savings," said Saeid Firuzabadi-Bonab, systems administrator at Svenska Kraftnät. "The 2x faster CPU cores in the new SPARC64®-X processor made it possible to use fewer cores, allowing us to drastically simplify our infrastructure and cut our operating expenses for software and maintenance by 50 percent."

In the healthcare sector, a four million member-strong U.S.-based provider realized extreme consolidation benefits with the Fujitsu M10-4S. The provider achieved an 80 percent reduction in power consumption and a 30x decrease in datacenter space.

An IT Manager at this healthcare provider explained, "We have had good success with Sun SPARC Enterprise M Series platforms, so we looked at the Fujitsu M10 SPARC server as the logical successor. When comparing against other server models, the Fujitsu M10 had a lot of differentiated capabilities such as RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability), memory-mirroring functionality, and very low hardware failure rates. Overall, we are very pleased with the performance and price point of the Fujitsu M10."

To date, 14 colleges in the North Carolina Community Colleges (NCCC) system, a network of 58 institutions across the state, have deployed the Fujitsu M10 in a network-wide IT modernization project. The NCCC reduced their server footprint by four times and slashed the energy usage and operating costs of its IT infrastructure for day-to-day operations across key services including admissions, accounting, payroll and human resources functions. The mission-critical features of the Fujitsu M10 servers provide 24x7 uptime, which is particularly important during peak enrollment and year-end activities.

"The Fujitsu M10-1 is a workhorse server, and its increase in speed over our previous solution is a big plus," said Wayman White, Director of Information Systems at College of Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC. "Plus, the M10 has a much smaller footprint and offers us tangible energy savings. And we like the fact that more memory or capacity can be added as needs grow." 

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu America, Inc.

Fujitsu America, Inc. is a leading ICT solutions provider for organizations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/ and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.

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