Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000

Fujitsu CS8000 – Highly Scalable Data Protection Appliance

Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 is a data protection appliance that radically consolidates and simplifies backup and archiving in heterogeneous IT environments with mainframes, UNIX and x86 systems. It virtualizes target systems and creates one logical data protection platform. The Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 works as the only target system for the whole environment and in so doing provides more flexibility and higher service levels at less cost.

The basis of the solution is a modular grid architecture. Independent building blocks provide a scale-out platform. The result is a made-to measure solution with great flexibility and scalability. The basic workflow is as follows: Data from the application is sent to Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 and received by the front-end processor node. It is stored in the internal RAID storage. The data can then be further copied to a tape library via the back-end processing node.

Thanks to uniform management of disks, deduplicated disks and tapes flexible service levels regarding capacity, speed and cost can be provided. A modular grid architecture delivers extreme scalability of capacity and performance.

Integrated data mirroring and replication features enable comprehensive disaster recovery concepts. Flexible SAN and Ethernet connectivity as well as VTL, NAS and WORM support allow you to use one system for backup and archiving.

And support for the cloud gateway functionality makes the Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 an ideal and future-proof solution for a unified and optimized data protection infrastructure.


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Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 Key features

Main Features Benefits
consolidation One consolidation platform for backup and archiving for open systems and mainframes.
  • Thanks to complete consolidation all disk and tape target systems for mainframes and open systems enable large savings in infrastructure investments and costs of operation.
  • Combining VTL and the NAS option for backup, archiving and second-tier file storage in one appliance further increases operational efficiency.
  • Integrated management of disks, deduplicated disk and tapes enables flexible service levels in terms of capacity, backup/restore speed and media costs.
  • The support for cloud gateway functionality leverages own investments in storage capacity and enables disaster recovery concepts without investing in own DR sites.
scalability Extremely scalable grid architecture.
  • Flexible scalability of performance and capacity reduce high upfront pre-investments and support a pay-as-you grow approach.
  • Allocate storage resources for data protection according to business priorities.
  • Industry-leading backup and restore performance enable you to manage extreme data growth and volume without migration risks.
  • Parallelization of deduplication processes delivers the performance headroom required to benefit from data reduction even in petabyte-scale environments.
ha Comprehensive high availability and disaster recovery capabilities.
  • No single point of failure even for the deduplication store.
  • Asynchronous replication and synchronous mirroring enable flexible DR concepts depending on remote distance and recovery time needs.
  • Manages multiple data copies on local and remote targets to align the availability level of data with its importance to the business.
  • Automated processes ensure a highly efficient DC operation, easy media migrations, scheduled media refreshes to prevent data corruption and the ability to eliminate fatal errors in highly complex data protection environments.
data-deduplication Data Deduplication
  • Compresses Backup Data up to 100:1
  • Protects Data Deduplication Data
  • World’s Fastest Data Deduplication System
  • Scales to 15PB

General System Information

Model CS8200 CS8400 CS8800
Type Scale-up System Scale-out-single site System Scale-out-split-site System
Hardware platform S12 S12 S12


Front-end Ports

Options VTL only VTL onlyNAS onlyVTL and NAS VTL onlyNAS onlyVTL and NAS
VTL Front-end Ports 4 to 8 FC/FICON 8Gb 4 to 40 FC/FICON 8 Gb 4 to 40 FC/FICON 8Gb
Virtual Tape Drives 32 to 64 32 to 1,280 (FC)/1,280 (FICON) 32 to 1,280 (FC)/1,280 (FICON)
NAS Front-end Ports 4x1GbE to 40x1GbE or2x10GbE to 40x10GbE 4x1GbE to 40x1GbE or2x10GbE to 40x10GbE


Sustained Performance

VTL Up to 5 TB/h Up to more than 100 TB/hwith selected configurationswith a compression ratio 3:1
NAS Up to 27 TB/h Up to 34 TB/h


Internal Data Storage

RAID Capacity (uncompressed) 7.2 TB to 948 TB 7.2 TB to 15.2 PB 7.2 TB to 15.2 PB
VTL Deduplication Store Option (raw) 1 to 4,800 TB 1 to 4,800 TB
Virtual Tape Volumes (max.) 300,000 3,000,000 3,000,000
NAS Shares (max.) 2,048 2,048
Number of Files (max.) 2 Billion 2 Billion


Back-end Ports

Options VTL Or none VTL onlyNAS onlyVTL and NAS Or none VTL onlyNAS onlyVTL and NAS Or none
VTL Back-end Ports 4 to 8 FC 8Gb 4 to 40 FC 8Gb 4 to 40 FC 8Gb
NAS Back-end Ports 4 to 16 active FC 8Gb4 to 16 passive FC 8Gb 4 to 16 active FC 8Gb4 to 16 passive FC 8Gb
Physical Tape Drives 10 2 to 112 2 to 112
Physical Tape Volumes (max.) 50,000 50,000 50,000
Physical Tape Libraries Up to 2 Up to 10 Up to 10

*Note: Back-end port options depend on applied front-end ports


Host interoperability

Bull GCOS 8
Fujitsu MSP, XSP, VME (ICL) BS2000/OSD
IBM z/OS, OS/390, i5/OS, z/VM, z/VSE
Open Systems AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, SUSE LINUX, Red Hat LINUX, z/Linux, Windows, NDMP Backup (NetApp, EMC)

*Note: For the detailed support matrix please contact your Fujitsu sales representative


Supported backup and archiving software for open systems

Atempo Time Navigator
CommVault Simpana
Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve Backup
EMC Networker, DiskXtender
Fujitsu Networker
HP DataProtector
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
SEP Sesam
Seven Ten Storage StorFirst Altus
Symantec Backup Exec, NetBackup, EnterpriseVault

*Note: For the detailed support matrix please contact your Fujitsu sales representative


Supported physical tape libraries

Fujitsu ETERNUS LT40, LT60, LT130, LT160, LT270Scalar 100, SL500, 9084-221, 3560, TX24/TX48
IBM 3494, 3584 / TS3500
Oracle / StorageTek SL500, SL1400, SL3000, SL8500, L180, L700/E, L5500PowderHorn 9310, TimberWolf 9740
Quantum / ADIC Scalar i500, Scalar i2000, Scalar i6k, Scalar 10k, Scalar 100, Scalar 1000, AML/J, AML/E, AML/2
Spectra Logic Spectra T50, T120, T200, T380, T680, T950

*Note: For the detailed support matrix please contact your Fujitsu sales representative


Supported physical tape drives

IBM Magstar 3590, Jaguar 3592 / TS1120 / TS1130, TS1140
LTO Ultrium Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 3, Gen 4, Gen 5
Oracle / StorageTek T9840, T9940, T10000

*Note: For the detailed support matrix please contact your Fujitsu sales representative


Installation Specification

Dimension (H x W x D) 2,003 x 700 x 1,050 mm (per Rack) (78.86 x 27.56 x 41.33 inches)
Height (Standards) 42 HU racks
Weight (kg / lbs) 280 to appr. 7700 / 617 to appr. 16976
Power consumption (kW) 1.05 up to appr. 52
Heat emission (BTU/h) 4015 up to appr. 176.800
Sound pressure (dB(A)) <60dB(A)
Rated Voltage Industry: 2 or 3 phases of 230 VUS: 2 supplies of 208 V (phase to phase)
Fuse protection Industry: 16 A per phase (fuses not coupled)US: 20 A per phase
Power Connection Options EE single phase(blue plug), CEE triple phase (red plug), L6-30 connector (US 208V)



Room air conditioned Recommended, at 20°C with a RH of 50-60%
Floor air supply no
Temperature Operating limits 15°C to 35°C (59 to 95°F) at 30 to 70% relative humidity, non-condensing
Temperature Operating Long Term at 20°C (68°F), max 2 hours at minimum 15°C or maximum of 35°C (59 to 95 °F)
Humidity Operating Long Term at appr. 50% RH, Tolerances at 30 to 70% RH ( relative humidity, non-condensing)
Operating environmental guideline FTS 04230 – Guideline for Data Center (installation locations)
Operating environment Link


Maintenance and Support Services

Standard warranty 2 Years
Recommended Services 24 x 7 Fujitsu support for enterprise class services. Please check your specific service level with your FUJITSU sales organization or partner.


Compliance with Standards

Product safety CE, UL/CSA (others on request)
Radiation, EMI CE, C-tick, FCC, VCCI (others on request)
EMI Class Class B