Fujitsu unveils thin client with a system-on-a-chip design based on ARM architecture

Infotech Lead Asia: Fujitsu has introduced the next-generation thin client with a system-on-a-chip (SoC) design based on ARM architecture, with integrated hardware-based protocol acceleration.

Fujitsu’s FUTRO Z220 bridges the gap between Zero Client and Thin Client systems. Moreover, it is designed to offer a low cost entry into server-based-computing and virtual desktop infrastructure environments.

“Enterprises require individualized solutions to fit their unique needs in terms of infrastructure and company size. A considerable increase has been witnessed in the number of businesses and enterprises that look to deploy server-based computing or virtual desktop infrastructures. Depending on customer requirements for manageability, it can also support Scout Enterprise software to optimize the central administration of large thin client infrastructures,” said Alok Sharma, country manager, Workplace Systems, Fujitsu India.

Enterprise customers will benefit as the Fujitsu FUTRO Z220 offers a choice in operating modes: either fully auto-adaptive or fully managed.

SMBs will also gain as auto-adaptive option saves costs by eliminating any management efforts.

Fujitsu claims that connecting to existing server-based computing and virtual desktop infrastructure environments, this option requires no installation or management effort. The fully-managed option with Scout Enterprise provides larger businesses all the benefits of a thin-client system with best-in-class management software for easy administration.

Fujitsu said it can be ordered beginning in early November, and shipping will start in January 2013.

According to a recent news report in, Brocade tied up with Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand to provide network switching capabilities for High-Performance Supercomputer (HPC) at Australian National University’s National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) data center.

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