With Fujitsu Eternus, All-Flash Storage Ready for Prime Time
Michael Keegan, head of business Line Products at Fujitsu EMEIA, commented: "We're bringing ultra-fast, all-flash storage to the mass market, at new price points for both purchase and operation that make the ETERNUS AF all-flash system an affordable, viable mainstream business solution.
"As the economics of all-flash storage become ever more attractive, we're enabling customers to create faster, more responsive IT environments that are easily able to maximize the benefits of digital services and next generation data and applications accessed from anywhere."
IT teams also benefit from significantly simplified operations: Automated Quality of Service features dramatically reduce administration and maintenance requirements, freeing up system engineers from repetitive, mundane tasks. Fujitsu has also ensured that traditional ETERNUS DX disc storage systems work seamlessly together with ETERNUS AF. As they venture in the world of all-flash systems, organizations can combine the two systems, leveraging the benefits of flash storage while continuing to extract value from existing data center infrastructure.
Fujitsu is offering two all-flash models; the top-of-the-range ETERNUS AF650 boasts up to 256GB maximum system memory and a maximum of 96 SSD drives, providing capacities of 368TB raw, 1843TB effective capacity. A second model, the ETERNUS AF250, offers 64GB of system memory, up to 24 SSD drives and 92TB raw and 460TB effective capacity. Calculations are based on an estimated data deduplication and compression ratio of 5:1.