Fujitsu today introducde of the FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8000 S3 series, which includes three models suited to a range of applications, whether maintaining or upgrading an existing enterprise system or building a new system from scratch. Available now, the new seriers includes the DX8100 S3 (Japan only), DX8700 S3, and DX8900 S3 models.
In addition to Fujitsu's reliability technologies, the series incorporates performance improvements that make I/O speeds roughly eight times faster than its predecessor, and high processing performance - random-access performance reaches approximately 4 million IOPS on ETERNUS DX8900 S3.
The series supports the deployment and integration of storage for various business-oriented and information-oriented systems and improves operational efficiency due to improved responsiveness via new auto-tuning functionality and upgraded connection functions that make it easy to run backups and set up storage in virtual environments.
Support for Extreme Cache, an SSD cache built into the controller using the latest flash technology, increases the rate of cache hits on read operations, resulting in a four-fold performance improvement in an internal comparison. Using a large Extreme Cache alleviates loads at times of heavy access and can flexibly accommodate unpredictable changes in the environment.
An automatic hierarchical-control function redistributes data storage targets among disks and SSDs in response to access frequency is newly connected to a QoS function that automatically adjusts internal storage resource allocation in response to performance targets, improving responsiveness. When targeted responsiveness levels are not achieved using the QoS function's automatic tuning, data is redistributed to high-speed storage targets using the storage automatic hierarchical-control function, which boosts responsiveness.
Support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes makes storage operations more efficient for virtualized server environments using the VMware vSphere virtualization platform. By simplifying storage settings, it had been the case that multiple virtual machines were stored in an equivalent storage volume and operated on a per-volume basis. This made backups and performance tuning for each virtual machine difficult. Using VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes makes it easy to set operations policies for virtual machines, such as backups and QoS, and using the vSphere Web Client interface storage operations can be optimized for the requirements of each virtual machine.
|Product Name||Shipment||Key Specifications|
|ETERNUS DX8100 S3 (Japan only)||November 30, 2015||
|ETERNUS DX8700 S3||July 31, 2015||
|ETERNUS DX8900 S3||July 31, 2015
* Shipment date for edition with controller for 10-24 units: November 30, 2015