January 28, 2014
In the latest Storage Performance Council's(*Note 1) SPC Benchmark-1™(*Note 2) , evaluating IOPS, $/IOPS and response times, Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX200 S3 has reigned supreme over all dual controller midrange storage systems, and even some multi controller enterprise class storage systems (January 2014).
For companies faced with a limited storage budget, Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX200 S3 allows them to take advantage of outstanding performance at a low cost. Particularly for small and medium sized businesses (SMB), the entry class storage solution can help gain greater business insight and strengthen market competiveness. Leveraging functionality in the new ETERNUS DX system to prioritize specific business processes such as; online transaction processing (OLTP), business intelligence applications and real-time big data analytics, it can deliver the same performance levels as higher class solutions.
The high response time and throughput architecture of Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX S3 forms a powerful platform, even for mission-critical environments where large database processing and OLTP is required. Moreover the ETERNUS DX drives advantages in both speed and costs for server consolidation and/or virtualization (server or VDI) environment which typically requires higher performance. For enterprises planning similar business improvements in the future, the unmatched performance of Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX S3 ensures investment in additional resources is not necessary.
With remarkable scalability and flexibility in both capacity and connectivity, the ETERNUS DX family caters to the IT requirements of businesses of all sizes, irrespective of budget limitations.
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The test results are published on the Storage Performance Council (SPC) web site as of the 30th December 2013, and will be officially accepted after the 60-day peer review period. See referenced documents for complete benchmark results:
The SPC Benchmark-1™ test program was achieved with only SSDs (Solid State Drive) configured on the ETERNUS DX200 S3 system. SSDs were supplied through collaboration with HGST.
|*Note 1 : Storage Performance Council|
|The Storage Performance Council (SPC) is a vendor-neutral standards body focused on the storage industry. It has created the first industry-standard performance benchmark targeted at the needs and concerns of the storage industry. SPC benchmarks™ provide a rigorous, audited and reliable measure of performance; http://www.storageperformance.org/join Fujitsu subscribes to SPC Benchmark™ testing as a valid and independent way for customers to judge performance results; http://www.storageperformance.org/specs|
|*Note 2 : SPC Benchmark-1™|
|SPC Benchmark-1™ test program is designed to simulate business critical applications processing many complex transactions. Pseudo-operational workloads of Online Transactions (OLTP), database operations, and mail systems, are recreated to measure random access read/write performance.|
The new Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S3 range of storage platforms finally comes up with a storage solution that makes sense. With budgets squeezed, data growth and performance an issue for many companies, the Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S3 provides the long term storage strategy that you have been looking for.
Here’s why the new ETERNUS DX S3 could save £’s in capital expenditure.
Fujitsu adopt the Japanese approach through continuous improvement (Kaizen) and the latest Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S3 builds on the previous ETERNUS S2 model by improving performance across the board. These design changes make the new Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S3 range a force to be reckoned with in the highly competitive storage arena.
With the Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S3 you set performance limits for each connected server according to its priority. By prioritising data access and dynamically managing any I/O conflict, high performance can be guaranteed for high-priority applications, and at the same time capacity is used more efficiently, thus increasing storage utilisation without sacrificing performance. The QoS policies allow the user to specify the expected I/O patterns of each application (random, sequential, read or write-based, and mixed).
ETERNUS DX S3 scalable entry-level models guarantee data security even in the event of cache failure because cache is redundantly configured and constantly mirrored.
If the power supply fails, the controller cache is automatically evacuated and data is placed in an internal SSD. A system capacitor unit (SCU) provides sufficient power to always ensure that all data is successfully rescued. The internal SSD protects the data indefinitely.
Fujitsu unlike other vendors provides you with all the software features using ETERNUS SF v16 under a simple license agreement these include.
The ETERNUS SF Management Suite complements the family with its simple setup and administration functionalities. This unified management system ensures that an IT administrator, once trained to operate a specific system in the ETERNUS DX family, will also be able to manage the other models within the family.
The complete Fujitsu ETERNUS DX range is fully supported by VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V & Citrix thus ensuring whatever your virtual platform, you have the peace of mind and knowledge that it is has been fully tested and certified to work in your environment.
Over the past few years the leading storage vendors have been acquiring companies to provide certain storage functionality and features; this has led to a disjointed storage portfolio, which requires constant retraining, interoperability issues and a rip and replace architecture.
The Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S3 Business Centric Approach takes the headache of trying to pigeon hole storage to perform a certain task and creates pools of storage from the same or different vendors to solves business decisions.
Fujitsu combines a market leading performance architecture with automated quality of service management.
This is not easy to summarise but I believe as a Fujitsu Expert Partner they unlike other vendors, listen to what customers would like to see and then bring the products to market.
As you can see the Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S3 series provides Business-centric approach to storage, by providing:
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