Fujitsu doubles data protection capacity of ETERNUS DX S4 storage

Fujitsu for IT transformationBusiness technology major Fujitsu said it has doubled the data protection capacity of its entry-level ETERNUS DX S4 hybrid storage range.

Fujitsu said ETERNUS DX S4 storage — ETERNUS DX60 S4, DX100 S4 and DX200 S4 systems – offers cost effective storage solutions to Indian SMEs for managing their data for the first time.

For the second time in 12 months, Fujitsu enhanced the amount of  storage capacity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with an increase to 4,055 TB of data.

4,055 TB of data is enough to store 33 individual copies of the 20-year archive of images collected by the Hubble space telescope.

ETERNUS DX60 S4 can store up to 480 TB. The latest upgrade has also increased system performance to handle up to three times more transactions, boasts an outstanding IOPS performance of up to 250.000, response times of less than one millisecond. It is possible for twice the number of users to connect simultaneously. The fourth-generation systems can also host 50 percent more virtual machines than before.

Benefits SMBs

SMEs will gain as the storage systems take regular data snapshots, as well as providing backup and recovery with the built-in system security to prevent unauthorized access to business data. The new storage system ensures 99.99 percent data availability – representing less than one minute of unplanned downtime per year.

IT teams can set up ETERNUS DX S4 storage systems without hassles due to intelligent automation. Automation features include storage technologies such as deduplication – which saves disk space by keeping one copy of commonly-stored data.

Fujitsu said files used regularly are stored on flash drives, for fast access, while data that is needed only infrequently is held on cheaper hard drives, via automated storage tiering. The systems are intelligent enough to move data between flash and disk drives, depending on usage.

ETERNUS DX S4 storage provides SMEs with automated quality of service management and failover, taking care of complex storage management tasks. Fujitsu guarantees ETERNUS DX compatibility with larger ETERNUS systems, making it easier to manage systems and possible to transfer drives between systems.

“Low levels of IT expertise and dependency on technology can be a toxic combination – which is why Fujitsu is focusing on making backup and data protection easier with the new ETERNUS DX line-up, designed for the needs of smaller businesses, and for branch offices,” said Olivier Delachapelle, head of Enterprise Business, Category Management Data Center at Fujitsu in EMEIA.