Fujitsu's new Storage ETERNUS DX200F all-flash array will be available in Japan from May 8, and will be followed by subsequent availability worldwide. With the combination of solid-state drives and the 12-gigabit per second (Gbps) SAS drive interface offering high transfer capability, latency is an extremely low 0.5 ms, which is ideal for I/O-intensive environments. The system architecture is optimized for high performance of business critical applications and infrastructures, such as databases and virtualized environments, which typically use block sizes of 8 KB or more.
The ETERNUS DX200F also shortens batch processing times and eliminates the problem of processing lags caused by high-frequency storage access in a virtual-server or virtual-desktop environment.
Using the remote copy feature of FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX series disk storage systems, the ETERNUS DX200F can be easily backed up to an ETERNUS DX series unit that uses lower priced nearline disks. Furthermore, it comes with standard support for thin provisioning, enabling administrators to set a virtual available capacity regardless of the physical capacity of the solid-state drives. This makes it possible to add physical disks as storage needs increase without changing capacity settings.
The ETERNUS DX200F also supports ETERNUS SF 16, enabling consolidated management of functions via a consistent interface – ranging from initial settings to management of configuration, performance and failure – even in mixed environments of ETERNUS DX200F and multiple generations of the ETERNUS DX series.
The ETERNUS DX200F and other new models in the ETERNUS series will be exhibited at Fujitsu Forum 2014, running May 15-16 at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo.